- Above all, be sure your attorney listens and communicates with you sincerely and genuinely.
Don't hesitate to ask your prospective attorney some uncomfortable questions.
Based on their answers, you will know within minutes whether or not you are meeting with a qualified attorney who is right for your case. Below are several questions I suggest you use when seeking a Green Bay attorney. Feel free to use them for your lawyer interviews:
- How many cases of this type do you handle and what percentage of your practice involves this area of law?
- Will you personally oversee my case or just delegate it someone else in the firm?
- When calling your office, will I speak to you or just someone on your staff?
- Will you be available for ongoing questions personally or by phone or email?
- How many years have you been practicing this area of law? What is your success rate?
- Do you have anything published on the subject or have you prepared any helpful educational material on the subject that I can review?
- Can you provide any names of satisfied clients?
- Are you a member of any local, state or national organizations that relate to this particular area of law? If so, Which ones do you belong to?
- What is your reputation like among other attorney's in the area?
- Do you have malpractice insurance?
- Do you take ongoing legal education training in this particular area of law?
- Are you willing to provide any references?
Don't Choose Your Attorney Based Only On Price
Don't make the mistake of choosing an attorney solely on price. while it should be a consideration, it should never be the only factor. A quality attorney can often wind up saving you a substantial amount of time and money by knowing how to properly handle your case. Saving a small amount in the initial hiring process can often lead to bigger losses in the long haul. Remember: you get what you pay for. A higher priced attorney with a lot of experience and a solid track record is well worth the investment.
With that said, BEWARE of lawyers who advertise low introductory fees and then stick you for additional services that other lawyers already include in their flat fee agreements. Never hire an attorney that is charging outrageous fees. The most expensive attorney is not necessarily the best so its important to shop around and do your own due diligence. Focus on getting quality representation that leads to positive results. A good attorney will provide that benefit for a reasonable fee and include a written contract describing their services in an easy to understand written agreement.
If you have legal questions or would like to speak to an experienced Green Bay attorney, feel free to call Green Bay Lawyer Shane Brabazon at 920-494-1106 for a free consultation or visit the Brabazon Law Office website at http://www.brabazonlawoffice.com for more information.
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