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How To Choose a Lawyer?

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses How To Choose A Lawyer

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There is no magical answer to that question. Certainly a good source of referrals for attorneys is simply word of mouth. If you have a friend or an acquaintance that has been well served by a personal injury attorney in a particular matter then it may make sense to consult with that attorney to see if he or she can help you in regards to your matter.

How To Choose A Lawyer-Martindale-Hubbell Ratings

The only reliable rating service that exist as to attorneys is the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Martindale-Hubbell publishes a book which is on-line which rates attorneys in terms of ability and also in terms of ethical standards. In terms of ability, attorneys are rated A, B, C or no rating at all. A is the highest rating. Martindale-Hubbell reports that only 10% of the lawyers in the nation that are potentially eligible to be rated get an A rating. The other rating that is provided by Martindale-Hubbell relates to whether or not the attorneys adhere to high ethical standards. That rating is simply designated by the letter V for very meaning that they are rated as very ethical. As such, an A V rated attorney is considered to be the highest rated attorney under the Martindale-Hubbell rating system.

The Martindale-Hubbell system however is not fool proof. The best way for you to chose an attorney is to interview one or more attorneys for your matter and then make a decision as to which one you think is best qualified and best able to serve your particular interest.

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See Brien Roche’s book Law 101 published by Sphinx Publishing for more information on this subject.

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