For most people, choosing the right attorney is overwhelming and confusing. If you don’t already know someone in the legal field, you need to take the appropriate steps to finding a qualified lawyer.
First, you need to learn about your legal problem, which is not difficult with the tremendous amount of knowledge available on the Internet. Second, you need to gather names of potential lawyers and then call them to request written information. Once you have narrowed down your list of prospective attorneys, you should interview them in person.
It’s the final step in the process that often challenges people and that is ranking the information that has been gathered in terms of importance. Here are some of the ranking factors that our clients have told us are the most important:
- Consistent results in the past
- Listed in the Best Lawyers in America book
- Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating
- Teaching at continuing legal education events
- Active participation in trial lawyer associations
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