What To Look For In An Attorney

Not every lawyer is created the same. In fact, if you hire the wrong Boca Raton attorney, you may be adding to your problems instead of solving them. Fortunately, there are some tips to finding the right attorney for you.

Ten Tips for Hiring a Boca Raton Attorney

  1. Knowledgeable. You will want to work with a Boca Raton lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law and your specific legal issue. For example, you will not want to hire a criminal defense attorney to work on your commercial litigation dispute.
  2. Experienced. There is a big difference between being knowledgeable about the law and having a depth of experience. You will want to hire an attorney who not only is book-smart, but knows how to apply the law and make the arguments that work in court.
  3. Tenacious. The reality of most litigation is that these are fights. Opposing counsel and parties can be tough. You will want a Boca Raton lawyer on your side who will not back down.
  4. Detail-Oriented. The smallest facts can make the biggest difference. Select a lawyer who will take the time to learn every last detail of your case.
  5. Honest. Certain negative stereotypes exist for those who practice law. This reputation is not warranted for a good Boca Raton attorney. While there are dishonest individuals in every profession, lawyers are no more prone to dishonesty than others. That said, it is important that you choose an attorney who has integrity and is honest.
  6. No False Promises. If your attorney makes false promises or guarantees, you should look for another attorney. There is risk in every legal matter and your Boca Raton attorney should provide realistic expectations.
  7. Communication. A large part of lawyering is being a good communicator. Is your attorney clear and to the point? Or is he hard to understand and full of bluster? How your attorney comes across to you is likely how he will come across to a judge.
  8. Availability. Even the best Boca Raton attorney is of no use if he is never available to hear your concerns or discuss your case. Make sure that your attorney is not too overworked for you.
  9. Interview. You should always interview several attorneys before deciding on one. This gives you a chance to compare different styles and find an attorney you are comfortable working with.
  10. Trustworthy. Your relationship with your Boca Raton attorney is a unique partnership. As a result, choose an attorney that you trust.

Contact a Boca Raton Attorney

To get started in finding the right Boca Raton lawyer, contact Peter J. Snyder at 561-544-7324.