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Tips on finding an attorney when you need one

| Feb 10, 2019 | Legal Malpractice Law |

People in Florida who find themselves in need of legal advise or expertise may not always know where to start. An online search for a lawyer often returns a myriad of results and it can be difficult to know which person or firm may be the best choice for a particular situation. Just as with selecting a physician, it is important to find a lawyer who is trustworthy and who will act in the best interest of the client at all times.

Money Crashes indicates that it can be helpful to talk to more than one lawyer before making a choice. In the initial discussions, a person can evaluate any personal connection and determine if they believe the attorney is someone they can work with. Sometimes personality differences may influence these choices.

Forbes recommends that people get details from an attorney about their education and experience, including the outcomes of cases. This can provide insight into how effective a lawyer is in a certain area. It is also wise to ask about other members of the firm’s team who may be involved in the case. Get details about payments, communication and information needed up front to be as efficient as possible.

Recommendations from colleagues, neighbors, friends or family members may be helpful as well. Another place to get a good referral is from other professionals that may be involved in related fields. For example, when considering filing for bankruptcy, a person’s accountant may be a good referral source for a bankruptcy attorney.