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Some things to consider when you’re seeking a litigation lawyer

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2016 | Uncategorized

If you are actively involved in business litigation, it makes sense to seek out the highest rated litigation lawyer you can find.  Your future and the future of the business you’re advocating for are simply too important not to put them in the best legal hands possible.

Ratings are important in helping you create a short list of possible attorneys you would like to work with.  But once you narrow that list down, there are other things you should consider before making a final decision.

Here are some things to consider.

Why should I hire this particular law firm or lawyer?  Every attorney is different, and depending on the facts of a case, their approach and style will probably be different as well.  You need to connect with an attorney you feel comfortable with and who you also agree will approach your case in a way that’s agreeable to you.

What does the attorney see as the strengths and weaknesses of my case?  Lawyers see cases differently, and because of that, they may identify different legal strengths and weaknesses as well.  Seeking answers to these questions will also help reveal a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the attorney or firm in question as well.

What are the anticipated costs and fee structure?  Sometimes, there’s no issue when it comes to paying for legal fees due to the size and nature of a case you’re involved with.  Other times, economic reality may play a bigger role and that’s why it’s important to make an informed decision about what the anticipated costs are and how you will be billed, either hourly, at a blended rate, or on a contingent fee basis.

Who will handle my case?  If you meet with a lawyer, and you’re suitably impressed, you want to make sure that is the person who will be taking the hands-on role in your case.  Handing things off to a paralegal for much of the work could be a red flag that there’s a better lawyer out there for you.

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