If you’re suing someone, or worse, if you’re in the unfortunate position of being sued then most likely you will need a lawyer. Finding an attorney is very easy. There are over 1.2 million attorneys nationwide.
You can turn to the phone book, internet, social media, radio or television or if you’re driving around chances are you will see a billboard with an attorney advertising their services, or you might drive by a law office.
But, hiring any attorney could prove to be a mistake. There is a large number of attorneys who practice general law. They handle just about any type of cases. Anything from divorce, bankruptcy, criminal law, labor related issues, injury cases, etc.
If your cases involves a simple matter such as a traffic violation or basic landlord-tenant issue then just about any attorney such do. There’s probably no reason to pay a hefty sum for a high-priced lawyer. But, if your situation is more serious in nature then you should do your homework before hiring an attorney.
First thing to do is make sure you look for an attorney based on specialty. If you need a DUI specialist then you should look for an attorney that specializes in criminal cases with a heavy emphasis on DUI law. Attorneys that specialize in driving under the influence related cases are best equipped to handle your case. Their experience and expertise can guide you through your difficult time. Using an attorney finder service such as Legal Match Pro can help you narrow down your search for an attorney.
Next, look at their reputation. Websites like AVVO.com rank attorneys based on their performance. Also, make sure you check the governing body of your state for any disciplinary actions against your lawyer. Google reviews are also helpful.
Finally, schedule a free consultation with three lawyers. Trust your gut. Go with the one you feel most comfortable with.
Good luck with your case. Please let us know if this guide to finding the right lawyer for your case has been helpful.
The video below includes the top 10 questions you should ask an attorney before you hire them.