There are some professionals which many of us will already have on our speed dials, a plumber, gas engineer, electrician, perhaps a mechanic. Whilst these are all very important professions to have at hand, there are some which you may not have prepared for, a lawyer being one of them.

It wasn’t until 4 years ago that I ever had to do anything regarding the law, I was driving late at night when a car blindsided me. Thankfully after the accident I wasn’t badly injured but it quickly transpired that the other driver was under the influence. I knew that I had to be quick in terms of getting a lawyer and managed to find the best Collin County criminal defense lawyer that I possibly could. Thankfully I got lucky in my search but I do wish that I’d had more time. If you too want to get the right lawyer for you, here is how I recommend that you do it.

Understanding Your Needs

The first step in this process is to understand exactly what kind of lawyer it is that you are looking for. Whilst most lawyers will have a basic understand of many aspects of the law, it is far better that you find a law firm, and a lawyer, who specializes in the kind of case which you are bringing to them.

Beginning The List

The best course of action when looking for a lawyer is to compile a list of potential candidates, and then work on whittling down the list until you have just 3 or 4 options. The best way in which you can do this, is to start online, make a list of all of the law practices, which deal with your kind of case, that you can find in your local area.


Once you have all of the local firms, start looking through customer testimonials and reviews which have been left about that particular practice. You can’t take reviews as gospel, but they can help you to get a better understanding for how good a law firm is.

Speaking With Friends and Family

If you have any friends or family that have had a similar situation to what you are going though, find out who they used and how content they were with the service. It is far better to trust the opinion of someone that you know rather than an online review.

Making Appointments

Once you have a condensed list of 3 or 4 possible candidates, it is time to start making some calls and arranging appointments with each firm. The idea of these appointments is that you can see how comfortable you feel with the lawyer, how confident you may be in his or her abilities, as well as being able to ask some pertinent questions about processes, costs, duration etc. After you have met with the candidates on your list, it is time to decide who you think suits you best.