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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 easy answer to that question. Certainly a good source of referrals for attorneys is word of mouth. If you have a friend that is happy with a personal injury attorney then contact that lawyer.

How To Choose A Lawyer-Martindale-Hubbell Ratings

The only reliable rating service that exist as to attorneys is the Martindale-Hubbell Directory. Martindale publishes a book which is on-line. It rates attorneys in terms of ability and also ethical standards. In terms of ability, attorneys are rated A, B, C or no rating at all. A is the highest rating. Martindale reports that only 10% of the lawyers in the nation that are eligible to be rated get an A rating. The rating is based on peer review. In other words lawyers rate their colleagues. The other rating relates to whether or not the attorney adheres to high ethical standards. That rating is designated by the letter V. V stands for very. This means they are rated as very ethical. Therefore an A V rated attorney is the highest rated attorney under this system.

The Martindale system however is not fool proof. The best way for you to chose an attorney is to interview one or more attorneys. Then make a decision. It makes sense to take someone with you for these interviews. That way you get another opinion.

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

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