Before you hire a trial lawyer, meet with him or her and assure yourself that the lawyer is truly qualified to represent you. You are entitled to honest and straightforward answers to your questions. Information that may be helpful in deciding whether the lawyer is qualified to handle your case include:
A. How long have you practiced personal injury law?
B. How many cases have you taken to trial and completed?
C. Who will be preparing my case - you or another lawyer in the office?
D. How many cases like mine have you handled in the past?
Remember you are the employer. You are the one who has the right to decide whether to hire a specific lawyer. It is easy to create a wonderful TV ad. It is also very easy for a lawyer to tell you what he believes you want to hear. It is not easy to earn a proven record that substantiates the experience and competence of the lawyer you hire.