7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer 

 January 11, 2016

By  LMW Attorneys

When it comes to choosing a lawyer, it can be difficult to decide which one is best to represent you. It is important to meet with any attorney you are considering to get the right information that will help you to determine if they are a good fit. Here are seven questions you should ask a lawyer before hiring them to represent you.

Background and Legal Specialty

#1 What type of cases do you usually handle?

#2 How many cases have you handled that are similar to mine?

#3 What fees and costs can I expect?

To start, you should ask questions that let help you understand if this lawyer has handled cases similar to yours and your unique challenges. These will help you to quickly narrow down your options to those with the specialized experience you need. Asking up front about fees and costs will help you find a lawyer who is within your budget or is willing to work out billing arrangements.

Legal Philosophy

#4 What is your approach to cases like mine?

#5 What are the options for my legal case?

These two questions are important because they give you an idea of the lawyer’s attitude and approach toward law. Making sure your lawyer’s outlook and agenda is in line with your own is crucial in selecting the right legal representative.

Outcomes From Hiring an Attorney

#6 How will we communicate about my case if I hire you?

#7 What outcomes do you expect for my case?

Good communication often means a better case outcome so knowing who your person of contact will be is important. The second question is important because it tells you how this lawyer expects the case to go. While you should not always hire a lawyer who guarantees you will win your case (as this can be a sign of dishonesty), you should hire one who feels generally optimistic.

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If you are looking for a lawyer that will give you answers, contact Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, P.A. today. We specialize in helping people just like you. Call us or fill out our form online so we can help you get the legal outcome you deserve.