During civil litigation, it is important that you find an attorney suited to your case with a successful track record at trial (even if you do not desire to go to trial).
When you’re meeting with attorneys, there are some important questions to ask them.
- Do you have any areas of specialty?
- Do you have any experience regarding my type of injury/damages?
- Do you go to trial?
- How often do you go to trial?
- What are your results at trial?
While conducting your own research, there are also key questions to answer yourself.
- How long has the attorney been in business?
- Does the attorney’s office reflect the trappings of success?
- How much work will the law office be able to put into my case?
- How large is the support staff?
- What will be the division of labor between attorney and paralegals/legal assistants?
- How many files does the attorney have in litigation?
- Did the attorney take the time to answer all of my questions?
- Is the attorney asking me to advance any costs out of my own pocket? (Red Flag)