It’s the only way to find out whether or not your lawyer is worth his/her salt.
The following questions may help you decide if you should hire an attorney:
How long has he been practicing? What types of cases does he handle? Does he represent clients in all kinds of cases (criminal, civil, family law)? How many years have they spent in practice? Do they know what their competitors are charging for similar services and how that compares to their fees? Are there any complaints against them on file with the state bar association or other organizations such as the Better Business Bureau? Is this a new firm opening–or one that’s recently opened but doesn’t yet have enough experience to be considered “established”? Can you get references from existing clients or potential future clients who’ve used him previously at another firm or by themselves without cost to you (our website will provide candidates’ names)? If so, can these people describe how well his work was done and why they chose him over others after interviewing several attorneys before making up their mind about which one to choose?
If it turns out that none of your friends or relatives use a lawyer when they need legal representation because most simply don’t go through the trouble when involved in a dispute with anyone else, then obtaining information from known sources among your circle would indicate that finding someone reputable might be difficult. In addition , it would mean finding one who specializes in handling disputes involving SSI recipients. A DUI offense alone isn’t going