7 Tips for Picking a Lawyer
It’s important to find the right lawyer for your situation!
Why would you need a lawyer?
People need lawyers for various reasons.
Divorce, personal injuries from a car accident caused by
negligence, or driving while under the influence are
common reasons for needing a lawyer.
However, there are endless scenarios of people in
situations that need a lawyer’s help.
The trick is finding the right lawyer for the situation. The
following slides will show you how to do just that:
1. Determine the type of lawyer.
Determine the type of lawyer you’ll need for your
situation. Here are some examples of the most common
types of lawyers people need:
Criminal defense lawyer
Personal injury lawyer
Estate planning lawyer
2. Interview your candidates.
Most lawyers provide a free consultation to anyone
interested in working with them. During these
consultations, ask the following questions:
What experience do you have in your type of legal matter?
How long have you been in practice?
What is your track record of success?
Do you have any special skills or certifications?
What are your fees and how are they structured?
Do you outsource any key legal tasks for functions?
3. Consult your resources.
Law Directory (found
online at Martindale.com)
is a great resource for
information about a law
firm and its lawyers.
You can also talk to
friends and family to see if
they have worked with
excellent attorneys they
4. Talk to other attorneys.
Ask lawyers what they know about the skill and
reputation of other lawyers. This is a good way to find out
the ethics, demeanor, practice habits, competence
level, and reputation of the lawyers you’re interested in.
5. Do a background check.
Contact the lawyer disciplinary agency in your state to
find out if the lawyer is in good standing as a member of
the bar. You should also always check references,
especially if you found your lawyer via the Internet.
6. Tour the lawyer’s office.
Request a quick tour of the lawyer’s law office. Make a
mental note of whether the office is neat, organized,
well-run, and efficient. Look for red flags like unhappy
staff members, messy areas, and overall chaos.
7. Pay attention to how you feel.
Don’t forget to consult your gut feeling. If you feel calm
and at ease about your choice, then you’ve probably
picked a good lawyer. If you’re still feeling stressed and
anxious after you’ve made a decision, you may need to
take a step back and reevaluate your choices.
Call an Attorney Today
If you’re looking for a lawyer in Utah that offers criminal
defense services, call The Advocate Attorney today.
Our lawyers have years of experience negotiating
effective resolutions in order to achieve favorable
outcomes for our clients.
Visit our website theadvocateattorney.com or call us at
(801) 675-4232 to learn more about us and to see if we
are the right fit for you.