How to choose the right attorney...
Many people will often ask, how do I know which attorney to choose? This is a difficult question to answer. The choice in selecting an attorney is as unique as a snowflake. Each person’s legal needs vary, each lawyer’s experience and fees vary, and how the individual or company interacts with the attorney all play significant roles in choosing the right fit. However, the following list of five qualifications and considerations will make the task easier.
1. Are they licensed?
This may seem silly, but with the bevy of misinformation online today, and fraudulent persons looking to take advantage of unsuspecting and trusting people, businesses and consumers must be careful in choosing their professional service providers.
This can be especially true in a field many people are unable to evaluate meaningfully, such as accounting or medicine. A good place to start when choosing an attorney is by checking into your state’s attorney regulatory body. Attorneys must be registered in the states they are practicing, and these groups can provide a reliable source for determining whether you can trust what an attorney or firm is posting online.
For those located in Illinois, you can search for an attorney you are considering, and find out if they are licensed, by going to: https://www.iardc.org/lawyersearch.asp