Choosing the Right Attorney for Your Case

Choosing the Right AttorneyHiring an attorney does not have to be a fearful experience. Instead, it can be the most empowered decision you ever make for yourself. But, how do you choose the lawyer that’s right for you and your case? And find one that will help you understand the legal jargon and most importantly, get some peace of mind?

The Right Lawyer Can Make All the Difference in Your Case

When it comes to seeking representation for a legal matter (whether it’s for a divorce, criminal defense, bankruptcy, DWI, or a personal injury case) choosing the right lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The New Jersey attorneys at Villani & DeLuca have dedicated themselves to serving the individual needs of each of their clients and will assist you in fighting your charges while helping you understand the procedure every step of the way.

Below are a few tips to keep in mind before you hire a lawyer:

Do your homework.

Define your problem and determine the immediacy of your situation. Lawyers improve their clients’ quality of life by protecting them from situations that might later bring emotional and financial hardship. If you’ve been accused of a crime or find yourself the defendant in a legal suit, contact a lawyer immediately. Avoid delay in seeking legal counsel if you’ve been injured and plan to pursue your rights. Waiting too long could jeopardize your right to seek relief.

Ask Questions.

Research the lawyers (referrals are always helpful) to determine who will work best with you and your case. Our attorneys are dedicated to serving the unique needs of each of our clients and offering qualified, individualized legal advice.

  1. Is the lawyer a generalist, or a specialist in one type of law?
  2. Has the lawyer handled cases like yours before?
  3. What different outcomes can the lawyer predict for your case?
  4. What alternatives to a lawsuit might be considered?
  5. Should mediation or arbitration be considered?
  6. How long should you expect to retain the lawyer’s services?
  7. How often will you be billed, and what’s the lawyer’s estimation for fees and services?
  8. How will the lawyer inform you of the case’s progress?
  9. What style can you expect from the lawyer: aggressive or open to settlement?
  10. Will others be assisting in the case?
  11. Is the lawyer covered by malpractice insurance?

Develop a Plan

Legal matters can have a variety of outcomes and unpredictable. Once you’ve chosen your lawyer, you need to communicate your expectations before you begin – what is your “dream outcome” for the lawsuit? Next comes the plan of attack. Work with your attorney to discuss the details and develop a strategic plan for your case. Identify the “what” and “why” as well as an anticipated duration, cost and any special circumstances that could arise.

Choose Villani & DeLuca as Your NJ Law Firm

Since 1996, the NJ law firm of Villani & DeLuca P.C. has been representing clients in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and throughout the entire state of New Jersey. Our firm strives to be approachable and keep all lines of communication open; we are prepared to assist you with your claim twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! Give us a call at 888-389-9533 for your complimentary initial consultation.