Looking for an attorney in Phoenix? Whether you are hiring someone to represent you for a personal injury claim, advise you through a divorce, or be the expert on motorcycle laws, your lawyer is someone who you need to work for you‚ to be your advocate.
So no matter what the circumstances of your legal case, you should expect your attorney to:
- ● Confer with you to pinpoint the problem.
While we have worked with countless individuals and families on cases in each of our areas of expertise, we have not worked with you personally on your current dilemma. This means that we will be spending a lot of time at the very beginning connecting with you to identify your problem and to hone in on the details of your case. This will involve us asking countless questions, about anything that could be remotely relevant.
- ● Interview anyone involved.
It’s not just you who we will want to question. Anyone who is involved should expect to be asked about the events– the more involved they were, the more questions. Statements from friends and family as well as witnesses could be invaluable in developing your case.
- ● Research and analyze all available facts and information.
Once we have the information, we will spend time carefully going over everything, examining all the points from multiple angles, and considering a variety of approaches that could be taken.
- ● Negotiate a settlement if both sides can reach a fair agreement.
While lawyers are fully capable and ready to take your case all the way to trial if necessary, the first step will be to attempt negotiations. If both sides can agree to a fair settlement, it is in your best interest for the case to be closed at this stage, rather than to spend extra time and resources in court, where the outcome is always going to be far less certain.
- ● Keep you informed and answer your questions.
Communication is an important part of the relationship between an attorney and client. You should expect to receive regular updates and immediate notification of any significant changes to your case. Your attorney should keep you informed of any offers by the other party, and be ready to answer any and all questions that you may have about your case specifically or the process in general.
- ● Discuss fees and come to a payment agreement.
In the interest of transparency and to ensure that both you and the attorney are aware of the terms, fees and payment will be discussed during the first meeting. You know how you are paying your attorney, and when those payments will be made, whether across a period of time or after the case has closed.
- ● Be candid with you about your case.
It is not in anyone’s best interest for your lawyer to be anything but up front with you about the reality of your case. Your attorney should be able to give you an idea about your prospects for success‚ an estimation of the time it will take‚ and the advisability of accepting any settlements that may be offered.
- ● Keep in confidence anything you say.
Lawyer-client confidentiality is sacred. It is the one professional relationship where you can be certain that anything you say will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Above all you can expect your attorney to never repeat what you tell him or her.
Hiring an attorney can be the first important step towards pursuing the justice that you deserve and resolving your case. It helps to know what to expect from your attorney, but assess each candidate carefully and choose the person who you believe will fight for you.
Set up a consultation with Simon Law Group and start working with an attorney you can trust to represent and advise you throughout the coming challenge.]]>