How can you choose a good attorney?

Legal malpractice is a real issue that can negatively affect an attorney's clients for years to come. If you're preparing to work with an attorney, you should take steps to make sure that the attorney you choose has the education, experience and skill to represent you properly -- no matter what the legal issues concerned.

How can you choose a good attorney? Here are four tips that could help you as you search:

1. Make sure the attorney is a good communicator.

The first thing you want is to find out is whether your prospective attorney is a good communicator. Send in an email or message and wait for them to respond to you. If they haven't gotten back to you in 24 to 48 hours, then you may want to move on to a different option.

2. Don't be scared to ask questions.

The next thing to do is to ask your attorney questions. Ask them where they went to school. Ask them how long they've been practicing and what type of experience they have in your area of concern. If they're willing to answer, then it can make you more comfortable.

3. Discuss compensation and fees.

You want to know how the attorney charges and what to expect upfront. If they can't give you a clear understanding of their billing practices, you may want to look elsewhere.

4. Look at references

Finally, look at references. If your friends or family have used an attorney with great success, you may want to consider them, too. Check out referrals and references before you hire any attorney.

These tips can help you find an attorney and minimize the risk that you'll experience problems. Legal malpractice can be a serious concern. If your attorney's inattention or mistakes caused you harm, find out more about your options.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy



Jacksonville Office
1300 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 401
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Toll Free: 866-542-1996
Phone: 904-396-1996
Fax: 904-396-1991
Map & Directions

Miami Office
1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-200-8674
Phone: 305-200-8675
Fax: 305-200-8801
Map & Directions

West Palm Beach - By Appointment Only
301 Clematis Street
Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-832-5991
Fax: 561-832-5985
Map & Directions

Panama City Office
305 Cherry Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Phone: 850-481-1386
Fax: 850-640-1247
Map & Directions

Tampa Office
10150 Highland Manor Drive
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33610

Fax: 813-314-2163
Map & Directions