How To Select A Qualified Lawyer
Feel free to use this list of questions to interview lawyers you consider hiring
- How many cases similar to mine have you been involved with as the principal or lead attorney over the past three years?
- What types of cases do you handle, and what percentage of your practice is devoted to cases and injuries similar to mine
- What were the results in terms of settlements or verdicts for the last five cases you have handled involving injuries similar to mine?
- How many cases similar to mine have you ever tried as lead counsel to a verdict, and what was your highest verdict?
- What types of cases have you tried this year and what was the result of each case?
- 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?
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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?
- Any other expert you believe would be of help for the presentation of my case?