At some point in time, almost every person will require the help of a lawyer. If you don’t have a friend in the legal profession, it can be overwhelming to choose from all of the available lawyers. Do your homework. Don’t just call the guy on some television commercial. Interview more than one attorney. Most attorneys will offer an initial consultation free of charge. Below are a few questions to ask yourself or the lawyer so you choose the right person for your situation.

  1. What type of law do you specialize in?
  2. How long have you been practicing?
  3. Will you be the attorney handling my case?
  4. Will there be other people, such as paralegals, working on my case?
  5. How much do you charge?
  6. What other costs will be associated with the legal fee?
  7. Do you require a retainer?
  8. Do you have experience with my type of case?
  9. What different outcomes are possible for my case?
  10. Are there alternative solutions?
  11. What kind of lawyer do I want to handle my case? Do I want someone to draft s, or am I looking for a litigator?