Murzyn Law Litigation

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Litigation Attorney

If you have entered litigation or are considering entering litigation, hiring the right attorney is critical to the outcome of your case. Unfortunately, people often jump into working with a litigator without properly understanding anything about that person’s trial experience, their firm’s communication policies, or even if they are compatible with your particular needs and personality. Getting to know a litigation attorney prior to hiring them is paramount to ensuring your comfort in the outcome of the lawsuit. With so many unknowns lingering as your case develops, it is important to take the hiring process seriously.

Considering things like experience and personality are only part of the equation when it comes to choosing a litigator. We recommend asking the following questions when hiring a litigation attorney:

  1. Which attorney in the firm will be handling my case?
  2. Does my attorney do the actual legal work or will it be handled by associates?
  3. How many jury trials has my litigation attorney tried?
  4. What are your firm’s specific communication policies and procedures? Who can I contact when I have questions about my case?
  5. Has my attorney litigated cases like mine before? What were the results of those cases?
  6. What is your familiarity with the Jurisdiction?
  7. Have your tried cases against the opposing law firm before?
  8. What is your litigation strategy for my specific case?
  9. What are the strengths and weaknesses of my specific case?
  10. What are the possible outcomes of my case? What outcome is most likely?

While the above questions may only scratch the surface of your concerns, they are a great place to start when considering hiring a litigation attorney. In addition to those questions, you may want to also ask if you will be charged hourly or charged a set amount. At the Law Office of Brenda Murzyn, P.C., we have over 30 years of trial experience. Contact our Naperville office today to speak with an experienced litigation attorney and feel free to ask any of the above questions!

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