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  • Courtney Donahue
    Courtney Donahue created a new forum post in Other Legal Areas
    From time to time, personal situations may occur that require legal assistance and representation, such as the legal services from John Greene. The problem is not finding a lawyer. It is finding one who is not only qualified in legal matters, including those in the courtroom, but who you can trust and who puts a client's interest first and foremost.

    Here are four tips to find a qualified lawyer who will be attentive to your needs:
    1. Are you working directly with the attorney you are hiring?
    When you hire a lawyer, you are under the impression that the professional you choose is who you will be working with to solve your legal problem. However, too often a client is passed off to an associate lawyer affiliate with the attorney you hired, or to a paralegal.
    Therefore, when choosing a lawyer, make sure that he or she will be working with you directly from the start of your case to the end of it. In addition, verify that your attorney will also be available for any post-trial circumstances that may arise.
    2. Does the attorney seem organized?
    You hire a lawyer because, as a professional, he or she is expected to be skilled in everything that has to do with your case. They are the one's trained in gathering evidence, preparing legal documents, interviewing witnesses, handling negotiations and conducting themselves in a courtroom.
    Meet with the attorney you choose for a case evaluation before you begin. Trust your instinct as to whether or not the attorney is truly organized, educated and prepared for your case. You should never feel like your case is in the wrong hands.
    3. Is the attorney specifically skilled in your particular issue?
    There are various types of cases that a lawyer may handle. Therefore it's important that you choose an attorney well-versed in your specific situation. Those practice areas should be clearly laid out and defined on the attorney's website and then reiterated in a consultation or an evaluation meeting.
    Areas that an attorney may specialize in include criminal defense, drug and marijuana offenses, DUI, auto accidents, divorce, alimony, child support and custody, bankruptcy, and more.
    An attorney that specializes in your particular situation can give you the better representation than a professional who has the degree, but who does not have the experience.
    4. How confident is your attorney?
    This is a characteristic that will rely primarily on your instinct, but trusting your intuition is never a bad thing. Is your attorney confident in his counsel and on what he is advising? Or do you feel like you're leading the conversations?
    A qualified and confident attorney will instruct you on the law and on what you need to know without sugarcoating it. It is only for your good that a lawyer gives you the information you need to know truthfully and without skimping on the facts.
    Follow these four tips to find a qualified Florida attorney in the Destin area. The legal services from John Greene can address your legal problem and remove it from your life.
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