Finding an attorney that can represent your employment case can be very difficult. Trying to think of questions you should be asking a prospective lawyer shouldn’t be something you have worry about. So, we compiled the top five questions you should ask your employment lawyer:
What experience do you have with my type of legal matter?
Knowing a lawyer’s experience in employment law is extremely important. You want to make sure you know how many employment law cases the attorney has taken and how they ended for the clients. If you don’t feel comfortable with the attorney’s experience level or you feel they were defensive or tried to dance around the question in their answer, they may not be the right employment lawyer for you.
What results do you think are most likely for my situation?
The employment lawyer should be able to give you an assessment of your case and an educated guess of how it could go, either worst-case or best-case, and prepare you for either outcome. Of course, the attorney can’t say with certainty what the outcome of your case will be, however they should be able to reassure you that they will be there every step of the way. A good follow up to this question would be to ask what their policy is for returning calls and emails.
What would the lawyer like to see in order to evaluate the case?
The new attorney is going to need a lot of documentation from you to review when building a case to take to your employer. Based on your specific case, they should be able to give you a complete list of what they will need from you to move forward. Furthermore, you should know their policy for contacting you for additional information as it is needed. Find out how to how to start a case with Carey & Associates, P.C.
What percentage of your practice is devoted to handling employment matters similar to mine?
Most smaller law firms will have several lawyers focusing on the multiple facets of one type of law. However, knowing how big the attorney’s team supporting him or her could put your mind at ease. Lawyers can be busy, and knowing they have the support they need would make me feel better if I were a client.
What might my other options be?
Some people might want to take their case to trial, some might not. How the employment attorney approaches this question is really important, because they should have your best interest at heart. If you feel the lawyer encouraged clients to settle even if they wanted to take the case to trial, or vice-versa, they may not be the best lawyer for you.
Contact an Employment Law Expert Today
When looking for an employment attorney, it is important to find someone that is qualified and has the experience to represent your specific case, and someone who will listen to your story and empathize with you. Finding a qualified attorney is easy, but finding someone that will help guide you and pay attention to your emotions is what will make the legal process easier. Contact Carey & Associates, P.C. today!