The right questions to ask your Attorney

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Try to learn as much about your Attorney before you commit to them. Before you settle on just any Attorney, There are a few questions that you should ask. This decision is vital as it could be the difference between success and failure, mounting debts and financial freedom, stress and peace of mind, time wasted, and time well spent. Always ask your Attorneys the following questions.

#1 When did you start practicing law?

It should be evident that you want an attorney that has knowledge and experience. But you would be amazed at the number of people who failed even to answer this simple question.

#2 Is this your field of expertise, and how many other people in your practice area are devoted to this area?

This question is necessary as you want to know your lawyer’s knowledge and expertise and how much time their firm spends working on these types of cases.

#3 Am I your typical client?

If you have a specific legal issue, you should work with a law firm, one that is familiar with your particular legal problems. Retaining the services of an attorney who specializes in corporate law might not prove helpful to you in a medical malpractice suit.

#4 How many similar cases have you represented in the past?

Retaining an attorney is not the time to be shy. You are entirely within your rights to question your Attorney’s history and track record. Ask about how many cases are settled and how many they have won in court.

#5. Do you pursue ongoing professional training?

Having a lawyer with 25 or 30 years’ experience is desirable. But specific cases require specialized knowledge and training, selecting an attorney who pursues ongoing professional training as a part of their career might be a good idea.

#6 What is your philosophy to the law?

Depending on what type of result you’re looking for from your given case. Selecting a lawyer who shares a similar philosophy would be significant. For example, if you are suing for medical malpractice and want to get your day in court as your grievance is not about money. Selecting an attorney who is passive and has a settle at all costs approach to the law is not going to help. You need someone passionate and capable-one who is ready to step into the courtroom and fight on your behalf.

#7. Have I any other avenues to explore to resolve this problem?

Avoiding lawsuits at all costs should be your priority in solving any legal issues. Ask your Attorney if it is possible to look for an out-of-court arrangement or even arbitration. Attorneys who are willing to steer you towards the right solution regardless of their best interests can usually be trusted.

The more prepared you are before meeting with an attorney, the far less likely it is you will make a costly mistake. These questions should allow you to gauge your lawyer’s attitude, skill, and experience to see if they are a good fit for you. Dolman Law Group would be happy to answer any of your questions today.