At some point in your life you will need a lawyer. Maybe you are in criminal trouble, need a divorce or you were injured in a car accident. You may be wondering, “How do I find the right attorney for my case?” It can be a daunting task finding a lawyer and then interviewing and putting your trust in someone you don’t know. Here is a simple guide, by legal defense team, to help you choose the right attorney for your case.
Ask yourself, “Would I be comfortable talking to this person?” You can talk about their plans. But one thing you really need to focus on is are you going to feel comfortable talking to this person? You have to remember during your case you will have some difficult conversations with your attorney. You should talk about some things that you might be uncomfortable with, things that you might not be proud of. You have to see this person across the table and know that they have your back. You should know your attorney is not judging you.
They should make you feel comfortable so you can give them the information they need to know to help you. When you’re deciding whether to hire someone, one of the most important things is to feel comfortable that you can tell that person something you’re not proud of and they won’t judge you for it. They will help you and take any information you give them and use it to your advantage.
Ask, “What are the plans and contingency plans for my case type?”
When someone comes to my office, they generally want to know what will happen in their case. That is the wrong question. Any attorney who answers what will happen after hearing only a limited set of facts in your case and only from your side of the story, don’t hire that attorney.