Smart advice for selecting a Lawyer when you need one

Smart advice for selecting a Lawyer in Washington County when you need one

Knowing you are required to go to court can be frightening, but there is a way to reduce your stress. Find a great lawyer. The tips and tricks in this article we hope will be helpful.

  • Check to make sure your lawyer is available to answer your calls or emails. A lot of people are disappointed because their lawyer is impossible to get in touch with. You want to avoid being left wondering what’s going just because he is out playing golf.
  • Define your case before seeing a lawyer. First, you should think about whether you really need a lawyer. You ought to have representation if you are faced with criminal charges, a divorce case, or complicated civil litigation. Your situation may be different from those mentioned, but you still could need to speak with an attorney about something important.
  • A specialty lawyer may cost more, but in the long run, it will probably cost you less. In reality, a specialty attorney will spend fewer hours doing research on the case than a general lawyer, reducing their hourly fee.
  • Before signing with a lawyer, ensure you find out if your lawyer has dealt with and won similar cases to your own. A lawyer may claim to specialize in a certain area of law, but if he did not win any of those cases, you should try someone else. You can find this information on the Internet with a little digging. The lawyer should willingly provide it, as well.
  • Have an extensive list of questions for your potential lawyers. Your lawyer should be able to provide you with answers to your questions. They are responsible for making you feel comfortable with their knowledge base. If you feel that they are not as experienced as you had hoped, then choose a different lawyer.
  • Ask your attorney if there is any task you can personally perform to cut down your expenses. You might help with paperwork. If there is paperwork to be picked up at the courthouse, offer to pick them yourself so you will not have to pay the office staff to do it.
  • You can always get a different second opinion if you feel your lawyer isn’t doing the best job. It can be pricy to change the legal council mid-stream, so make sure you know what you are doing. A second opinion can be a smart move before you make any decisions.
  • Ask questions about your specific case and charges and possible outcomes.  Ask your lawyer for what their past experience fighting your type of charges.
  • Most importantly, if you do not feel the lawyer you are interviewing fits your needs or case, then choose a different one. Not all Lawyers fit all cases or people, so do your due diligence so that you can achieve the best possible result for you and your case.

Clearly, having a good lawyer can make all the difference to your court case. Instead of picking someone based on a low rate alone, choose someone that will work for you and with you for their fees. Apply these insights to your case, then you walk out of that courtroom with the best possible outcome possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with me at 412-406-6082


Attorney Joseph Horowitz