3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Attorney

choosing attorneyMost people will require legal representation at some point in their lives, and when that time comes you want to be assured that you have the best attorney by your side.  Seemingly straightforward cases may not actually turn out that way once you get to court, and more complex cases that involve a longer process may be difficult to navigate alone.  Working with a qualified attorney can make all the difference in your legal success so it’s good to be prepared ahead of time.  The following factors can help you determine which attorney is right for you.

Experience of the Attorney

When choosing an attorney, consider the amount of experience they have, as well as the specific types of law they practice.  Whether you need representation in court, or assistance in appealing property taxes, make sure your attorney has the knowledge to take on the task successfully.  One thing to remember is that experience can be much more impactful than just education when it comes to handling a case.  For example, an experienced attorney has usually learned how to effectively deal with judges, juries, other attorneys, insurance adjusters and more. This refined knowledge can make a difference in the successful outcome of your case.

Size of the Firm

There are thousands of law firms out there, ranging in size from extremely large corporate firms to individual attorney practices.  You ultimately have to work with a firm you feel comfortable with.  But you should note that “larger” is not always better when it comes to a law firm.  For example, large firms may have the manpower and resources to take on more high-profile cases, but you may end up losing the personal, prompt attention you want as an individual or small business.  At Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd., we have been on the same street corner for over 100 years and we proudly combine large firm experience with the atmosphere of a smaller practice.  We consistently provide high-caliber legal services, while treating our clients with honesty and respect.

Comfort Level

You should always feel comfortable in the presence of your attorney.  It is imperative that you are able to ask any questions you may have, and that you have trust in the answers you receive.  Establishing this comfortable relationship and open communication will allow you to share all of the important information that your attorney needs in order to properly represent you and prepare for your case.  Trust, communication and mutual respect are all very important factors so consider them very carefully in your final decision.

At Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, we have worked hard to earn the trust and respect of our community.  We specialize in several different areas of law, including litigation, real estate, estate planning and business law, which allows us the opportunity to serve a wide range of client needs.

Contact us at 847-223-1500 for more information.


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