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.
This is something I encourage, because it helps you prepare your own questions. The internet is full of information; sometimes its frustrating, challenging and maddening to navigate. Read about other people’s cases; this will help to prepare you somewhat and may bring you to a point where you feel uncomfortable. Write down those uncomfortable moments. These are the things that we should talk about. It is much better to get the emotions out at home, and then be able to come in to the office and talk about the facts.
Perform searches and read reviews and comments of other attorneys. Keep in mind that many people say bad things online because they are upset, so you might notice fluctuations in reviews or among firms. Gather your own personal list of questions. I am ready to answer them.
Hello, and welcome. I am John Gilmore, and my goal is to let you know that it is never an easy road to choose legal representation. Besides the fact that the current situation already places enough stress on your life, thinking about researching a person who will help you in your journey seems daunting at times. I would like to welcome you to give me a call so that we can discuss your needs during an initial free consultation.