Back in 2009 Attorney Bradley Sherman was quoted by Volusia County’s local newspaper, Daytona Beach News Journal, with Mr. Sherman’s tips for hiring a private attorney and these tips still hold true today:
KNOW WHAT YOU NEED: Get an idea of what it will cost you; every case is different.
It’s important that your attorney identifies what he can and cannot control. Your attorney should clearly describe the best and worst scenarios.
KNOW YOUR STRATEGY: Many civil and family cases are unpredictable so your lawyer should lay out a clear plan of action before you pay him or her any money.
KNOW YOUR ATTORNEY’S EXPERIENCE: Know specific experience your lawyer has in handling a case like yours.
KNOW IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS: Has the attorney ever been disciplined by The Florida Bar? Visit The Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org
SOURCE: The Law Offices of Sherman & Souto