Many people, when hiring an attorney, think only of the cost and often make the mistake of hiring the cheapest attorney they can find. This is not to say that hiring the most expensive attorney is the best thing to do, either. However, cost should be one of several factors you consider when hiring an attorney.
As mentioned previously, you want to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced. You should also determine the attorney’s availability and caseload and the experience of his support staff.
Additionally, when you meet with an attorney for an initial consultation, you want to gage how well he listens to you, whether he is willing and able to discuss the issues of your case with you, and whether you feel a rapport with him.