By this point, you should have been able to narrow down the list to a handful of local attorneys from the top law firms. Now, schedule a free consultation with each of these attorneys and prepare a list of questions to ask. This is your opportunity to learn as much as possible about the law firm and the attorney so you can make the right decision for your future.

You should always ask your attorney questions like, how many cases has he or she handled that are similar to yours? What was he or she able to accomplish for his or her clients in these cases? What kind of working relationship you will have with the law firm? Who will be your main point of contact within the firm? In general, how often will you be sent updates on your case? Why should you choose this law firm over others? As well as any other questions or concerns you may have.

Don’t feel pressured to make a decision right away. Instead, take notes during each of the consultations and review them later after you have had time to let everything settle. This will allow you to choose the right attorney for your case.