Hiring the Right Houston Law Firm

Hiring the Right Houston Law Firm

When you’re dealing with criminal law charges or a family law issue, choosing the right law firm could have a huge impact on the outcome of your case.

Whether or not this is your first legal issue, knowing what to look for in an attorney can be overwhelming. Below are ten critical qualities that help identify the right law firm for your case.

Identifying the Right Houston Law Firm

ACCESSIBILITY & RESPONSIVENESS


Does the attorney and legal team make themselves available to potential clients for a consultation? When contacting a law firm for your criminal defense or family law matter, you should always feel like a person rather than simply an inquiry. As a client, getting an opportunity to talk to your lawyer should never be a hassle.

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WINNING RECORD


At the end of the day, having a good lawyer means getting results. Before hiring a lawyer, it’s important to make sure he or she is results-driven and has an excellent track record.

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RAVE REVIEWS


What past clients say about an attorney can be a great indication of the work he or she does and the relationship you can expect. Key terms to look for are: dynamic in court, personable, affordable and confident.

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PREPARATION


A good attorney always comes prepared – that means not only preparation to fight in court, but also the ability to work directly with clients to achieve a great outcome.

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REPUTATION


When the majority of an attorney’s cases are referrals, you can be sure other lawyers are confident in his or her ability to deliver results and provide a good experience for the client. A reputation for hunger, drive and success means you’re hiring a lawyer who will go the distance for you.

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AFFORDABILITY


Having outstanding legal representation shouldn’t mean breaking the bank. It’s possible to choose an attorney who is affordable and successful.

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GOOD LISTENER


No one knows your situation better than you do. Your attorney should listen to your story and your concerns, then work closely with you to come up with a great game plan.

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GOOD DEMEANOR


Many lawyers use unnecessary jargon and talk down to potential clients. It’s best practice to instead use everyday language to discuss the case and guide clients through the legal process.

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STRAIGHT SHOOTER


Lawyers should guide their clients from the beginning so they always know what to expect – it’s not about telling clients what they want to hear. Clients can make more informed decisions when their attorney explains the relevant laws as they apply to their individual situation, as well as the options they have.

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FREE CONSULTATION


Prospective clients should always look at how quick and easy it is to get an initial consultation with an attorney and if they will be charged. These factors provide insight about how strict attorney is in billing, meaning whether you be billed for every interaction. Availability at the outset typically means availability throughout the course of your case.

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