How To Select A Qualified Lawyer

Feel free to use this list of questions to interview lawyers you consider hiring

  1. How many cases similar to mine have you been involved with as the principal or lead attorney over the past three years?

  2. What types of cases do you handle, and what percentage of your practice is devoted to cases and injuries similar to mine

  3. What were the results in terms of settlements or verdicts for the last five cases you have handled involving injuries similar to mine?

  4. How many cases similar to mine have you ever tried as lead counsel to a verdict, and what was your highest verdict?

  5. What types of cases have you tried this year and what was the result of each case?

  6. Would you and your law firm be able and willing to spend, in advance, as much as $50,000.00 in the investigation, preparation, and presentation of my case, if necessary?

  7. Please tell me what professional organizations you belong to. (Are you a member of the American Board of Trial Lawyers? Are you rated in Martindale-Hubbell, and what is your rating? You might ask to see the current listing and rating in Martindale-Hubbell. If he or she is rated in Martindale-Hubbell, ask if he or she is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America.)

  8. Would you mind telling me the size of your law firm in terms of the number of lawyers and the number of support personnel you have? I would also like to know what support personnel you have who would specifically be working with you on my case.

  9. What experts do you expect you will be hiring to assist you with the analysis and presentation of my case?
    • Medical experts
    • Life care planning specialist?
    • Economist?
    • Any other expert you believe would be of help for the presentation of my case?
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