How to Find A Great Law Firm
For many years I thought that the majority of law firms were the same and that they all offered similar advice and similar results, as well as thinking that a law firm could handle just about any case. Throughout the past 4 years I have found myself in need of a law firm on more than one occasion and throughout this process I have learned that my previous thoughts on law firms were completely false. In both my divorce, and my personal injury claim, I found many law firms who didn’t put my interests first, who were only after a check and, who I didn’t believe had the ability to win my case. Thankfully I found a great law firm each time in Groth & Associates, and I wanted to offer you some tips on how you can go about finding the very best law firm for you.
Table of Contents
Understanding Your Needs
The first thing that you need to understand is that not all law firms are the same and it always makes sense for you to pick a legal firm which specialises in exactly what you are looking for. Whilst many lawyers will be something of a Jack-of-all-trades, a specialist will be able to get you far better results, and they will have experience of dealing with situations such as yours. In order for you to get the very best legal team for you, first you must understand what your needs are in terms of the case which you are involved with, and then find a specialist who fits the bill.
Finding Nearby Firms
A big recommendation of mine when looking for a law firm is to find one which is not only right for the job, but also geographically close to your home or place of work. Both times that I went through legal proceedings I was needed on numerous occasions at the law practice and I am very thankful that I did not choose one which was far away. Any legal process is tough, and it is important that you make it as easy on yourself as you can.
The first place to go is online, find lawyers which specialise in what you are looking for, and that is close to where you live, and then start doing some research on who they are, and how their ex-clients think about the service which they gave. Don’t believe everything that you read online, but it can be a great indicator.
Once you have made a small list of law firms which meet your needs and appear to have good feedback, it is time to start setting up some meetings. During the meeting you should describe your case, and find out what the lawyers think of your chances of success, and how the process may pan out. The key here is not only getting an idea for how good the law firm is, but also to see how comfortable you feel with them. Especially in sensitive situations, it is highly important that you feel comfortable with your law firm.