Hiring an Attorney
The first things you want to look for in an attorney are:
- Will you be comfortable with this attorney?
- Does this attorney believe in you?
- Are you confident this attorney is going to be a good advocate for you?
The attorney has to believe in their client. They have to confidently be able to advocate on the client’s behalf. An attorney cannot successfully convince someone to help you if they themselves do not believe in your case. That’s the number one priority: find someone that you can believe in and believes in you. Furthermore, you need to find someone who is enthusiastic about your case, someone that has the highest expectations because an attorney can only achieve what he or she believes.
The best way to discover if an attorney can achieve what they believe is to look at their past case results. Any lawyer can tell you that he is board certified or has been in business for 25 years or a super-lawyer or has great relationship with the prosecutors, but the most important thing you want to look at is what kind of results they have achieved on cases like yours in that county, whether it be Williamson, Travis, Hays, or any other county.
You want to see and ask:
- How many cases have they handled?
- How many cases have they had dismissed?
- How many cases have they tried?
- How many cases have they won?
- How many cases have they lost?
This will give you a good idea of what you can expect from that attorney. Obviously, no attorney can make any promises or guarantee anything but a successful track record gives you the best idea of what the right attorney can achieve for you.