Hiring an attorney is really like hiring any other professional. If you are not familiar with the profession, you may not feel like you know what questions to ask. You may also not feel like you know how to choose the right one. Here are some common questions that you may consider asking me: How many times have you cross-examined a specialist in court? How familiar are you with the particular form of child abuse I am being accused of? Have you ever won a trial? Have you ever done a jury trial? How will you prepare my case for trial? Do you have access to qualified medical doctors who will work with the defense?
When conducting the interview, here are some questions you can ask yourself: Does John Gilmore seem to have a good grasp on the subject matter? Does he inspire confidence? Is he professional and attentive? Does this seem like someone who will work with me? Is this someone I can work with? The choice of attorney you hire when you are ready is really a pairing of team members. The attorney and client need to be a good fit and must be able to work together.