Organizing Your Thoughts -- What to Ask

During your initial face-to-face meeting plan to get all of your questions answered. Depending on your situation, you should consider asking the following questions:
  • What kind of cases do you normally handle?
  • What percentage of your practice is devoted to this area of law?
  • How many situations similar to mine have you handled in the past year?
  • How many of these types of cases are resolved short of trial? (Either through mediation or other means of settlement)
  • What aspects of my case are the most difficult to resolve?
  • How do you keep in touch with your clients?
  • Are you available after hours?
  • Will other attorneys be working on my case?
  • How do you bill your clients?
  • Do you require a retainer? If so, how much?
  • What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?