Finding a lawyer may be harder than you think, even if you’ve just spoken to someone from a law firm. Some law firms that handle large volumes of cases often let their big attorney names do the lawyer advertisements but shuffle off the smaller cases to paralegals. 

Ask Who Will Handle Your Case 

The best way to ensure you’re getting the services of the lawyer you’re expecting is to ask directly: “Will attorney so-and-so be handling my case?”  

While law firms advertising with a single attorney name often have multiple partners, if Joe Smith is the attorney with the best credentials and case history for your case, he’s the attorney you should try to work with. This isn’t to say that other attorneys not named in the law firm title or paralegals aren’t good options for legal representation. But when looking for a lawyer, you need to be firm in what you want in an attorney and not compromise. 

During your consultation, make sure you are certain that you are working with the lawyer you want. Don’t let your case be passed off to another attorney unless you’re confident he or she can handle it like the attorney advertised. 

Beware of Deceptive Lawyer Ads 

To learn more about some of the deceptive matters of lawyer advertisements and how to go about finding a lawyer without the perils of bad ads, order your free copy of my book, The Truth About Lawyer Advertising and get all the information you need to make an informed decision to hire an attorney. Call my office at 1-703-584-7277 if you’d like to set up a consultation with me about your case.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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