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Choosing and attorney to meet your needs can be an overwhelming chore; but it needn’t be. Approach the task as you would any business decision, and do your research.

One of the best ways to determine whether or not a lawyer can meet your needs is to interview him or her. Find out their experience, track record of success, their ability to handle your particular problem, and ask about their fees. Many attorneys work on a contingency basis, but know upfront what the arrangement will be.

Consult a law directory, such as Martindale-Hubbell.

Get recommendations from your friends and associates.

Before hiring any lawyer, contact the lawyer disciplinary agency in your state to confirm the lawyer is in good standing.

And finally, visit their offices. Meet some of the staff. This can tell you a lot as to whether or not a particular lawyer would be a good fit for you.

When you’re choosing a lawyer, follow this advice and know that you’re making an informed decision.

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