Finding a trustworthy and competent attorney is not always easy, however, it is very important that you trust your attorney. Here are some tips on how to find the right attorney for you.
First and foremost, in order to find a trustworthy attorney you should determine their credentials. Just because the attorney has passed the bar exam and are able to legally practice law, doesn’t mean they are the right attorney for you. Many attorneys get a special certification in an area such a family law or taxes. Depending on what type of attorney you are looking for, be sure to ask to see their official paperwork and credentials before moving forward with hiring them.
Experience and Reviews
Another great way to find out if an attorney is trustworthy and competent is to read reviews from other clients who have used the same attorney, as well as to ask the attorney about his or her past experience and successes. You will be able to gauge the attorney’s success rate by this information and therefore feel more confident that you will have the same success.
Trust Your Instincts
Finally, trust your instincts. Chances are you will get a gut feeling when you meet with the attorney as to whether or not he/she is trustworthy and competent. Set up a meeting with the attorney so you can meet him/her face to face. If the attorney is not looking you in the eye when speaking to you, or when you ask what types of cases he/she typically takes and you aren’t comfortable with the type of person he/she seems to be, chances are that particular attorney isn’t for you. On the other hand, if the attorney makes consistent eye contact and seems like a genuinely competent and caring individual whom you feel comfortable around, you might have found the attorney for you.