How to choose an attorney / by Cassandra Hearn

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When do I need an Attorney?

There are times in which you need immediate legal representation. It may be due to a dispute that you have tried working out between you and another party and they are not cooperating, you have been served with legal papers or threatened with legal action. It is important to get legal help right away so that you have the most options available to you. As time passes, your legal options may narrow.

 Where do I Find an Attorney?

Many people ask family and friends for a referral to an attorney that they know. Another good resource is the San Diego Bar Association Attorney Referral Line: (619) 231-8585. They can also be found online at: https://www.sdcba.org/ . You may also contact our office at (619) 800-0384. If we cannot help in your case, we will be able to put you in contact with an Attorney that can. Our office prides itself in being active in the legal community, building great relationships with Attorneys in all fields.

What Characteristics Should I Look For in an Attorney?

A good Attorney is a zealous advocate for their client. It is good to look into an Attorney’s reputation for community service, advocacy and doing what is in the best interest for their client. Honesty with clients is key in letting them know the strengths and weaknesses in their case and working with the client to strategize to achieve the best possible outcome. Some Attorneys may have online reviews. This would be a good way to see how previous clients rated their experience with an Attorney.

Search for articles written by the Attorney or about the Attorney to get a good sense of their communication style and if it matches what you are looking for. Great communication between Attorney and Client is crucial in order for successful representation.

A Final Thought.

There are many reasons why you choose a specific Attorney. Once you choose, there is nothing keeping you from switching representation later if you are not satisfied with the service you are receiving. However, sometimes it can impact your case, so choose carefully the first time, do the research and make the right choice for you and your case.

Reach out to Cassandra Hearn.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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