If you’ve encountered a legal issue and it’s complex involves lots of money, you may not want to handle the matter without an attorney. A good lawyer will do much more than provide with you legal advice and information, they can offer you a strategy to overcome your issue. You are looking for someone that has the knowledge an experience with your specific issue who can help you move past the situation.
Locating a good lawyer who can help you may not be easy. Don’t just do a google search or watch an ad on the television and believe that the featured attorney is your guy or gal. There just isn’t enough information about these people in these ads to make a good decision about who should handle your case.
A great approach is to talk to people who have experienced the same legal issue you are facing and ask who they used to work through it. You can potentially receive a good referral for your issue this way. If your legal issue is small business related, consider speaking with your business support vendors like your bank, marketing firm, accountant, or insurance agent about their legal representation. If your small business needs legal help, the other small businesses you rely on can offer up some prospects.
Referrals are a great way to find an attorney, but don’t just hire the first one you talk to. Interview each prospect and look for a compatible personality – you want to work with someone you feel comfortable with. You shouldn’t ever feel intimidated by your attorney. They will be your partner and legal council and you should find someone who fits you and your style.
When conducting your interview, find out their communication policies. Ask questions about how to contact them and how much time should pass before receiving a message back. You want a lawyer who commits to prompt and productive messages to move your case forward. Nothing is more frustrating than to work with an attorney that doesn’t promptly return phone calls or messages and leaves your case in limbo.
At the Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn, we would love to represent you in your legal matter. We are a small, family run office that prides itself on our customer service skills, working with all types of clients from all walks of life. Feel free to contact us and give us an interview to find out if we are the legal team for you.