How to Choose the Right Lawyer for your Business
Ask friends, family and colleagues. Personal recommendation is the best way to start. Most people have been in contact with attorneys at some point, and if they haven´t, they will know someone who has been with them. Try to find a person who specializes in the area in which you have a problem. There are also a number of online resources to find lawyers in your area where their specialization areas are listed.
Organize a brief meeting with attorneys that have been recommended or selected as potential advocates. This will give you an idea of how accessible the specific lawyers are in the future.
Checking the past of his attorney, his education and professional experience, and exploring how he does in his practice. If a person cannot manage their own business, it’s a sure sign that he will not be able to help with yours.
Ask yourself a few important questions: Is there a chance to answer questions by phone or email within 48 hours? Does he often refuse meetings at the last minute?
Lawyers have rates and fees, so be careful if a lawyer wants to know what your budget is. Check out the average rates in the area you are interested in. Make sure the lawyer puts his fees in writing and provides detailed invoicing.
Ask the potential lawyer the following questions: Does it require a prepayment? What are the possible outcomes of your case? What are the alternatives to resolving this case? How long will it take to resolve it? Do I recommend mediation or arbitration? What are its percentages and how often will it charge you? Can junior lawyers or office assistants take part of legal work at a lower cost?
Consult with the lawyer for any complaints that are registered. This can make a huge difference in your final decision.