Questions to ask a lawyer you are considering hiring

· Have you handled matters like mine? How many?
· What are the best case and worst case scenarios for my matter?
· What are my alternatives in resolving the matter?
· Approximately how long will it take to resolve?
· Is mediation or arbitration a viable option?
· What are the fees that you will charge me?
· What is a ballpark figure for the total bill, including fees and expenses?
· How will you keep me informed of progress? How often do you check voice mail and e-mail?
· What kind of approach will you take to resolve the matter – aggressive and unyielding, or will you be more inclined to reach a reasonable settlement?
· Who else in the office will be assisting with my case?
A good lawyer will have no qualms about honestly answering any of the above questions. Our firm derives most of its business from referrals and repeat business, a clear indication of satisfied clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us to see if we can assist you with your legal matter.

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