Your guide to consumer attorneys

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Consumer Attorney
  1. 1. Check with law specialty groups

    These groups provide references for attorneys specializing in specific types of cases.

  2. 2. Make selections

    Narrow the search to two or three attorneys who specialize in consumer law and are located in the county where your legal issue will be determined.

  3. 3. Look for insurance

    Check to ensure each attorney carries malpractice insurance.

  4. 4. Start interviewing

    Set up a face-to-face meeting with each attorney who interests you. Many attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Ask about a reduced fee consultation if you are meeting several attorneys.

  5. 5. Ask who will handle your case

    In some offices, a paralegal will handle consumer cases while an attorney oversees the work. Speak up if this arrangement does not satisfy you.

  6. 6. Get more info

    Determine the fee structure. Some consumer law attorneys will take a case on a contingency basis, pro bono or offer a flat fee for a consumer law issue that may generate more business in the future.

  7. 7. Ask about the future

    Find out possible judgments for your case, and choose the attorney who makes you feel most comfortable. An attorney cannot see the future but should be able to give you an idea of what to expect.

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