Hiring an Attorney by Vincent Rivera
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve answered the phone and the first words out of someone’s mouth are “how much would you charge me to do this?”
I always say the same thing to them say you’re asking the wrong question you need to be asking me what I can do for you.
Don’t assume just because someone has a law degree that they know what they’re doing.
Don’t assume that just because someone has a law degree that they have the experience they need for your case.
Don’t assume that just because someone has been doing this for years that they know what they’re doing.
You need to be interviewing the attorney about your case.
You need to be asking them how they’re gonna handle your case.
You need to be asking them how they’re going to defend you.
You need to ask them what issues are they going to look into.
You ask what motions they’re gonna file in your case.
So when you’re asking an attorney about their experience ask him
How many cases like this have you handled?
Have you ever taken something like this to trial?
How many jury trials have you had?
How often do you go to trial?
What’s the longest trial you’ve ever been in?
What’s the most major trial you’ve ever been in?
I’d recommend that anyone talk with several attorneys before they hire someone.
When you choose the attorney that’s right for you.
You need to do it based on their experience and how well they’re gonna be able to handle your case and meet your needs.