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What to look for in a civil litigation attorney in Los Angeles
August 19, 2022 at 7:00 AM
What to look for in a civil litigation attorney in Los Angeles

It’s nice to have somebody in your corner when you’re dealing with legal matters. Even minor civil issues can become big if you’re not well-versed in the laws surrounding your case. A civil litigation attorney in Los Angeles can help you deal with your legal problems inside and outside the courtroom to ensure that you’re getting proper representation. At Baric Law, we want to help you find the best attorney for you and your case, so we’ve put together a brief guide to help you know what to look for in a civil litigation attorney.

Relevant experience

Not every civil case is going to be the same. That being said, there will be aspects of your case that are similar to what an attorney has addressed in the past. Don’t hesitate to ask a prospective attorney about some of the cases they’ve worked on previous to yours so that you can get an idea of their experience relative to cases like yours. If you find someone with no experience in your area, it’s recommended that you move on. They might know another attorney with the experience you’re looking for.

Good communication

Being a communicator takes more than the ability to speak clearly. Communication is a two-way street and requires one person to listen. Make sure that your attorney is a good two-way communicator in that they can listen to you tell your story and then clearly convey their plan for you. Someone who can’t effectively communicate back to you what you’ve told them, then relay what they’re thinking for you shouldn’t be a part of your legal team.

Strong client reviews

You can learn a lot about an attorney by reading reviews previous clients have left. Check online reviews on Google, Yelp, and lawyer-specific websites to learn what it’s like to work with somebody before you ever meet them. It’s important to remember while reading reviews that not everyone’s experience will be like yours. While one person might have been irritated with an attorney’s constant communication, you might prefer it. Think about the qualities you want in your attorney while you read through reviews.

Honesty

An attorney who will not tell you the truth about your case isn’t any good to you. You deserve to know the truth about whether or not you have a chance to win a case. Even if you have no chance of winning your case, your attorney should be able to present you with viable options to get the best possible outcome for you. Don’t let an attorney feed you lies about how they’ll guarantee a certain outcome despite the evidence in the case.

Confidence

An attorney needs to be confident in their ability to present a convincing argument on your behalf. They also need to be confident in themselves. You can often see false confidence in someone who doesn’t believe in themselves or what they say. Remember that if you can see an attorney’s lack of confidence in your first meeting, a judge and jury will also see it as they argue your case.

Contact us to schedule a meeting

Schedule a meeting with a member of our team today to see if our litigation attorneys in Los Angeles are right for you. Our team at Baric Law can have a conversation with you regarding your legal issues to present a plan of action. Give us a call at 949-633-7215 to speak with a member of our staff, or send a message using our contact form, and we’ll be sure to get back to you promptly. We look forward to speaking with you about your case.

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