Unless you have received a referral from a trusted friend or family member, hiring an attorney can be a pretty daunting task. It's even more intimidating if you've never worked with a lawyer before. Before you begin narrowing your list down (or even before you start searching through the countless listings online), it pays to know what questions to ask. Here are a few suggestions:
What is the attorney's area of expertise?
That is, what types of cases does he or she handle on a daily basis? If you are told that your prospective attorney's area of expertise is "general practice", this means that they dabble in various areas of the law, but have not committed to one particular type of legal work.
At Coxwell & Associates, each of our lawyers have limited themselves to certain areas of the law, which allows our team to offer clients the kind of expertise you just don't find at a general practice law firm.