Choosing an Attorney

Consider the following guidelines when choosing an attorney

  • Your attorney should demonstrate a good knowledge of the law.
  • Fees should be clearly explained and set forth in a written contract for legal services.
  • You should be able to communicate effectively with each other. No matter how famous or skilled the attorney may be, you will be at a serious disadvantage if you cannot communicate effectively with your lawyer.
  • Whenever possible, retain an attorney familiar with the jurisdiction (locality), or court where your case is or will be pending. Your attorney’s reputation with the court and other lawyers can play a large role in the success of your case.

We Recommend You Avoid These Types of Attorneys

  • Avoid an attorney who will not take the time to discuss the basic aspects of the law or facts surrounding in your case.
  • Avoid an attorney who “talks down” to you.
  • Avoid an attorney who indicates that he or she can guarantee results in a particular case.
  • Avoid an attorney who constantly compares himself with other attorneys, particularly one who makes disparaging remarks about other attorneys, judges or judicial officials.
  • Avoid any attorney you feel is ‘shady”.   Avoid any attorney who even casually implies that you should make a false statement, misrepresent the facts, or do anything illegal.

For Experienced Professional Representation, contact our office at (314) 725-1880.