If you have a significant enough problem to go see an attorney you need to make sure that you consult with not just any lawyer, but the right lawyer for your case. Here are a few tips on how to decide on just who is the “right lawyer”:
Tip #1 – Find a Lawyer Who Is Experienced With Your Kind of Case
You need an attorney who is experienced with handling whatever kind of problem you are dealing with. If you had a family member who passed away and you need assistance and link their estate, then you need an attorney experienced with probate law. If you’re injured in a car accident, then you need an experienced personal injury attorney. If your spouse has filed for divorce, then you need an experienced family law attorney. Whatever your issue make sure you go to an attorney with experience in that field. The last thing you want to do is hire an attorney with little to no experience in that field and allow them to get “on-the-job” training at your expense.
Tip #2 – Discover What Past Clients Say about the Lawyer
Ideally you can get a personal recommendation from someone who has been a client of the lawyer. But sometimes you don’t know anyone who has had this particular kind of problem before. In that case the next best thing to a personal recommendation from a friend is to hear what past clients have to say about working with the lawyer. Often you can find reviews about lawyers on Google or avvo.com. For example, here are links to reviews my past clients on google and avvo. So if you can’t hear firsthand what a past client says about the experience of working with the lawyer online reviews are a great substitute.
Tip #3 – Hire a Lawyer You Are Comfortable With
Ask yourself after meeting with the lawyer whether you felt comfortable with him or her. Did they listen carefully to what you had to say? Did they fully answer your questions and make sure that you understood everything and didn’t have any other issues to discuss? Overall do you feel comfortable with the idea of working with them on your case? This is an area where you can simply follow your instincts. Don’t worry about why you feel the way you do or looking for concrete justifications for your feelings, just go with your gut. If your instincts are that this is not the right lawyer for you, then you should keep looking.
If you find yourself in the situation of needing a divorce lawyer in the Austin area feel free to call the Morgan Law Firm (512-212-7878) for a free phone consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and prepare a strategy to best help you to move forward with your situation.