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Finding the Right Attorney

August 10, 2016
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Posted By: Robert M. Kaplan
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There comes a time for most people when they will need to contact an attorney. It’s easy enough to do an online search for attorneys, but you want to make sure you are finding the right attorney for your situation. Let’s take a look at what you might want to consider if you are looking for an attorney in Hoffman Estates.

What to Look for in an Attorney

Regardless of how good the skills of your attorney, there is never a guarantee that you will win your case. That said, however, obviously you want to find the best, most skilled attorney possible to improve your possibility of winning. There is also comfort in knowing that you have top-notch legal representation, and this means your search will probably include finding an attorney with a few general qualities.

Look for an attorney with a clear fee structure; you want to the peace of mind to know that you can afford the attorney’s services. You will also know upfront just what you are getting for your money. Your attorney should be a good communicator because you want to be kept up to date on your case. It’s a good idea to read online reviews from past clients. You can also find out if this particular attorney has ever had any misconduct complaints filed.

Types of Law Firms

An online search for an attorney will also show you that there are many different types of law firms. Most law firms are broken down by the type of practice area. They are also broken down by size. Whichever firm you choose will likely depend on where you are located, your financial situation, your legal matter, and your personal preferences.

Some law firms are run by solo practitioners. They will likely handle a variety of legal matters, although some might specialize in one particular area. Solo practitioners are often less expensive than the larger law firms. You are also more likely to receive more personalized attention.

A small law firm will have anywhere from two to 10 lawyers. This type of firm usually provides the same time of one-on-one attention you can get at a solo firm, but your lawyer will have the added benefit of colleagues with whom to collaborate—especially if a complicated situation arises.

Large law firms will cost you quite a bit more, and their size can range from dozens of lawyers to several thousands of employees that includes lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff. Large law firms will typically have both individual and corporate clients and will practice in a variety of legal areas.

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