When individuals choose an Attorney, they often do so based upon little information. Typically, they look for the lowest cost Attorney that will return their phone call the quickest. While value and responsiveness are certainly important criteria, what most people may not realize is that the lowest quote may not be the most economical and that the best attorney may not be able to return a call right away because they are often in Court when you do call. With that in mind I'm going to propose a set of factors for you to consider in deciding on an Attorney:
1. Have they handled a case like yours before?
2. Do they know the other local judges and attorneys that will be involved in your case?
3. What percentage of their practice is dedicated to your particular legal issue??
4. What is their policy regarding phone calls/correspondence ?
5. What is their fee policy?
6. Are they available to work on your case right away?
7. Will they do the work personally, or will they ask someone else to do it?
8. What is their standing with State Bar Association?
9. How many hours do they estimate your case will require?
10. Do they express genuine concern for your situation?
Deciding upon an Attorney could be the most important decision of your life. It may mean the difference between freedom or jail, between having your children with you or with someone else, between getting justice or getting taken. Don't pick a lawyer on the spur of the moment or because they have the lowest fee. Pick an attorney because you trust him or her to care about your case, to know the law, and to fight for you.
If you need help, call me at 678-383-1690 or visit my website at www.napierlawllc.com. If for whatever reason I can't help you, I'll point you in the direction of someone who can.