What are the most important considerations when finding a lawyer?

Everyone values things differently, but when it comes to finding a Fredericksburg lawyer you may be wondering: "what should I take into consideration?"

  1. Experience: Generally speaking, the longer you have been doing anything, the better you are at doing it.
  2. Board certification: Clearly you wouldn’t let a doctor who was not board certified operate on you. Why would you let a potential lawyer represent you if they weren’t board certified?
  3. Consistent results in the past:  Past results may not be a guarantee of future results, but a lack of consistent results in the past is a potential warning sign. Granted, we all lose cases we probably should have won (and won cases we probably should have lost), but generally the lack of a good track record and quality results is a deal breaker for most individuals. 
  4. Recognition in: Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, as well as an “AV Pre-eminent” designation from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

Don’t buy into the idea that past results are confidential, because that isn’t really true. Each week, legal newspapers publish settlements and verdicts, and most lawyers have this information listed on their websites. Furthermore, don’t ever be afraid to ask about results yourself. Sure, each case is different and the past doesn’t necessarily predict the future, but the lack of a good track record should at the very least make you want to ask more questions

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