This is the process of sifting through the many available candidates and sticking with one that is ideal in every single sense. Attorney’s that are well worth the money you’ll be spending are a dime of dozen – every single candidate you come across isn’t going to be the perfect fit. There’s only one attorney out there that could be considered “perfect” in every single sense, it’s just a matter of you getting out there and finding them. I would suggest you look at the pricing points they offer (and any “don’t pay unless we win” incentives), as well as their portfolio of work in the past. This will give you a good idea as to how certain attorney offices will operate.
Pricing – There isn’t a single attorney out there that charges little to no money for their experience and skill-set. If an attorney knows that they are good, they’re going to charge a certain amount of money for it – it’s like knowing you’re at the top of a niche and controlling the price accordingly.
Skills – If an attorney has been many cases in the past, they will know the law like the back of their hands. This is good, as it will translate into better court results for anybody who goes about hiring that attorney. Look at the past cases they’ve handled, and check out how many times they’ve won (if possible); it should give you a good idea as to what you’re looking for.
Location – You wouldn’t hire an attorney based in Louisiana, if you were currently living in Manhattan, would you? The location is key, and a lot of people don’t realize that – they just hop on the internet and start searching until their fingers melt. Be sure to search for an attorney on a local level, and if you have to expand your horizons, don’t go too far.