Questions You Might Ask Your Potential Attorney


Entering into an attorney client relationship is an important process.  Knowing what to ask a prospective attorney is an essential element of the process.  Below are some sample questions to keep in mind when considering who should represent you.

  • What is your experience in this area of law?
  • If you do not practice in this area of law, could you recommend a lawyer who does?
  • Would you provide me with references?
  • What are your rates and how often will you bill me?
  • Approximately how long will it take to resolve my case?
  • How will you keep me informed of progress?
  • How can I contact you?
  • Who can I talk to if you are unavailable?
  • Who else in the office will be working on my case?
  • What are my alternatives in resolving the case?
  • Do you recommend mediation or arbitration?
  • What can I do to help the case?