Though a general practice lawyer may be able to handle your particular situation without any problem, it is always good to match your specific legal concern with a lawyer or firm that has specific experience in that area.
Timing can also play a huge role in a satisfactory outcome. That means that you should seek and utilize legal advice early on in any legal problem or dispute. It can help you avoid costly "fixes" you may need to do in the future.
Now, how do you find the right lawyer?
First, do your best to understand the nature of the legal challenges you are facing. At the very least, you'll need to know the specific area(s) of the law involved so that you will know what type of attorney or law firm to seek.
Next, many people ask for referrals from friends and family members who may have immediate knowledge or experience with their problem and can recommend a lawyer to them. That is certainly a good place to start. Another is the local bar association. It will have a referral list of attorneys by specialty. You can ask for those who will consult with you for free or who have set a special rate for an initial visit. Or, you can do this through Martindale Hubbell, an excellent resource for finding the right attorney for you and your case.
During your visit, you will want to explore the lawyer's or firm's credentials, experience that relates as closely to your needs as possible and of course, their fee structure.
Finally, you will choose your attorney based upon a list of intangibles known only to you. Is the attorney's gender important to you? Do feel compatible with him or her? Do you want a large firm or a smaller one? Only you can decide, ultimately, on your choice of an attorney because really, after you've asked all your questions and done all your homework, the decision will be a personal one.
Finding the right attorney for you and your case is important. Call us and we'll sit down and talk, one-on-one, to see if Wieland Hilado & DeLattre is the right fit for you.