Choosing Your Attorney: How to Find a Good Fit
By Matthew Marks on July 28th, 2016 in In The News
At some point in their lives, most people will need the services of a lawyer. But with nearly 800,000 attorneys working in the United States, how do you go about finding the right one for you?
In Queens, New York, our experienced lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C. have the qualities you are looking for in a legal team. We have significant experience in employment law and will handle your case confidently and aggressively. Contact us now to see what a great fit we could make.
Simple Suggestions for Choosing an Attorney
Ultimately, some of what you base your decision on will be your gut feeling about the attorney. You are looking for someone who is ethical, someone who will negotiate with evenhandedness and who will treat you fairly. You want to be understood, and to have an advocate. Will this attorney provide the counsel and guidance you need to make the best decisions possible? Will you be treated like a priority? These are the questions to ask yourself as you make the all-important decision as to who will represent you in the legal world.
Studies show that most people resort to an Internet search when seeking a lawyer. It is critical that the legal office you choose be located near enough to you that meetings will not be highly inconvenient. Furthermore, check to see that the office hours will mesh with your own schedule. Fee structures will be an important consideration, as well. Will the work require a large up-front payment? Is it done on a contingency basis? These are things you can investigate from the comfort of your living room.
Once you’ve narrowed down the search, make an appointment to meet the attorney. (At Ricotta & Marks, P.C. we provide a free initial consultation.) During the first visit, the attorney will conduct some fact-finding regarding your case. It is also a time for you to be getting an impression of your potential lawyer. You want someone with good judgment, who communicates well.
During that initial consult, try to determine the experience and research skills of the attorney. Is this lawyer a by-the-books type, or someone on the creative side? Does he or she run a tight ship, or create a more relaxed atmosphere? Ultimately, you are counting on this individual to get something done for you, and it may take some time. You will have to decide if the personality and style mesh with your own enough to stick together for the long haul.
Making the Final Choice
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we understand how important your case is, and we know what it means to work effectively with our clients. Schedule your free consultation and get to know us. We think you’ll be pleased with what you see.