Usually people will simply type in a Google search for a lawyer in their area, and click on the first few results they see. Most of these links bring you to the law firm or attorney’s website, which gives a client a one-sided and very vague peek into what to expect of their future representation.
In reality, as a consumer, you want to know a short list of important factors about an attorney right away;
Price: Always one of the biggest concerns, you want to know if you can afford the attorney you are considering, and whether or not you are really getting the best rate for the legal work.
Track Record: Every attorney will tell you about the cases they have won and their successes in their respective fields. But you really want to make sure that the lawyer you are considering is well-respected and has a good reputation with former clients.
Areas of Expertise: There is obviously a reason a person is looking for a lawyer. However each person’s reason is different and will fit into certain categories of law. So when you are trying to find a lawyer, you want to be certain they are competent and well-versed in whatever field fits your legal needs.
Unfortunately, these simple factors can be very difficult to find. That’s one of the reasons I started. The attorneys on our site are heavily vetted to assure that when a business visits our site for an attorney they only have quality options to choose from.