How to Choose an Attorney

How to Choose an Attorney

Choosing an attorney to represent you can be a daunting decision. It is important that you find an advocate who you trust. Here are some things to consider when looking for an attorney:

1. Will the attorney provide you a list of trial verdicts?

If an attorney does not have a proven record of trial verdicts, the client’s case will not have the same value in the eyes of an insurance company. Insurance companies fear trial; your lawyer must have a proven record of winning trial verdicts.

2. Does the attorney listen?

Your first meeting with any attorney should be an opportunity for you to explain why you believe you need legal representation. Make sure any attorney you consider listens to your story. You are the best resource for understanding the facts of the case.

3. Can the attorney explain the law to you clearly?

It is important that you understand the law that applies to your case, so that you can understand what will help your lawyer prove your case. An attorney should be able to explain the relevant areas of the law in a way to you that makes sense to you.

4. Does the attorney have experience with cases like yours?

Ask the attorney what other cases they handled like yours. Many lawyers have a long list of the type of cases they will take, but few lawyers have specific experience in all those types. Does the lawyer have trial verdicts in your type of case?

5. How does the attorney charge for fees and costs?

Make sure you understand how the attorney charges for his or her services. For example, Parsons Law Firm almost always works on a contingent fee basis — meaning we accept no fee unless the client wins their case.

Call us today to discuss your case. We offer a confidential, free consultation during which you can ask us these same questions. We think you will find that Parsons Law Firm is the right choice for you.