How to Choose an Attorney
Not everyone will need to use an attorney for litigation matters during their lifetime, but it’s always good to have one you trust should the need arise. Everyone, at some point, will need to entrust the experience and skills of an estate attorney in order to credit a will, draft power of attorney, and complete other estate related issues. Here are some tips for choosing an attorney.
Speak with Clients
Some of the best attorneys around will let you speak with their clients, both current and former. Or, you could read the testimonials written by former clients on the attorney’s website. It’s important to find out what clients have to say about an attorney prior to putting him or her on retainer.
You should personally speak with every attorney you are reviewing about their experience. Find out where they went to law school, what they studied, where they are licensed to practice and more. Ask questions that explain their case history, trial history, work with prosecutors, and in which courts they have argued cases. If at all possible, find out how you can review some previous cases handled by the attorney.
Pick by Industry
It’s best to choose an attorney who has experience representing clients within your specific industry, such as an Equine law firm for equine law. You don’t want to work with a wrongful death attorney if you have a case surrounding the ownership of your horse. On the flip side of things, you will want to work with a personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured in a car accident and not a tax attorney.
As you can see, choosing an attorney is an important part of life. You don’t want to work with just any attorney. If you perform some research and look into their background you should have no trouble finding an attorney who meets your needs.