A trial attorney is one that takes cases to court, and prepares each case as if it were going to court. You may be wondering why being a trial attorney is so important. Don’t all lawyers go to court?
Preparing for Court
The answer is no, not all attorneys will take your case to court. Of course, only a handful of personal injury cases will need to worry about going to court. However, do you want to be that case where trial is necessary, but your lawyer isn’t prepared?
The best Virginia attorneys will tell their clients that they prepare every case as if it were going to trial. In the unfortunate event that you wind up against a stubborn insurance company that won’t give you the compensation to which you are entitled, you’ll want your attorney to be prepared to head to court.
Calling Oneself a Trial Attorney
A trial lawyer needs to have a trial history to call him or herself by that title. If there is no case history, it may not give you much confidence that the lawyer is a good match for your needs. My free book, The Truth About Lawyer Advertising, explains how to avoid bad lawyer ads and how to choose an attorney for your case. Call my office at 703-584-7277 to set up a consultation if you’d like to review your case.