How to Choose Your Lawyer

Husband and wife, doctor and patient, priest and penitent … attorney and client. The law recognizes only a handful of relationships in which communications may remain confidential.  The law allows this confidentiality or “privilege” because it recognizes that communications in such relationships must be made with complete trust. That’s what the relationship is about– it’s about trust, trust that your lawyer is looking out for your best interests.

So how do you find the right lawyer for you or the right lawyer for your particular case? We think you find your lawyer the same way you found your doctor, your priest, and maybe the same way you found your spouse. Get recommendations from people you trust. Look at the lawyer’s background, their experience and their values. If it looks like a good fit, and if they seem like someone you’d be comfortable with–someone you can trust– they may be the lawyer for you. But just as it’s important that you’re comfortable with your lawyer, it’s important that they’re comfortable with you, and that’s something neither of you will know until you’ve met and talked face to face. In some cases initial consultations may be free, while for some matters there may be a modest charge.

If you’d like to find out if we’re the right lawyers for you, call us and ask about consultations or to schedule a meeting.

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