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Going to Court? 4 Signs that You’ve Found the Right Lawyer for Your Case

Going through a civil or criminal case can be a very stressful and challenging experience. If you are going to court, one of the biggest choices you have to make is picking the right lawyer. There are four signs that you should look out for that will help you to decide whether or not you made the right choice when it comes to picking your legal representation.

Good References

When you are trying to determine whether you made the right choice of an attorney, the first sign is whether or not the attorney has good references. Ideally, you should look for an attorney that has represented a trusted friend or family member in the past. If you do not have this as a reference, you should be able to get a good idea of the attorney’s references and reputation by completing some online searches.

Relevant Experience

When you are going to court, another sign that you have found the right lawyer for your case is that your lawyer has plenty of relevant experience. You should look for a lawyer that specializes in providing support for your type of case. This will mean that they will know how to handle any type of case preparation, presentation, and appeal to help provide you with the best chances possible of winning your case.

Local Affiliation

When you are going to court, another way to know that you’ve made the right choice for an attorney is if the attorney has experience in your local area. While most attorneys have a broader scope of where they can provide their services, you should look for one that is knowledgeable and experienced in your local area. This will help to ensure that they have built positive relationships with judges and other lawyers in the marketplace. This could go a long way if it comes down to negotiating with other parties.

You Feel Comfortable

Ultimately, the best way to know if you have picked the right lawyer for your court case is if you feel comfortable with the attorney. You should be able to have a good sense in your gut that you are going to get the best representation possible. While this may be a hard feeling to define, you should have a good sense that your attorney is capable of handling your case successfully. If you do not have a good feeling, you should look to make a switch to a lawyer with a good reputation.

When you are involved in a court case, you would likely need to hire a lawyer to represent you. Picking the right lawyer can be a big challenge as many people do not know exactly what to look for. Hopefully, however, the above signs have been helpful in giving you more confidence in whichever legal representative you choose.

Author Info: Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. You can find her on Twitter.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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