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Qualities to Look for in a Criminal or Civil Attorney

 Posted on December 27, 2018 in Criminal Law

When you’re in need of an attorney, you want to make sure you hire someone you can trust. But with so many lawyers, it can be tough to decide who is a good fit. In this article, we are going to talk about some qualities to look out for in a great criminal or civil attorney.


Experience goes a long way when it comes to representing clients in criminal and civil matters. An attorney who has been practicing law for the past decade is going to have a lot more knowledge of how the process works, as well as the idiosyncrasies of local prosecutors and judges, than a lawyer fresh out of law school. Additionally, make sure that your attorney practices the type of law that you need. Most private attorneys specialize in a specific area of law. So if you’ve been charged with a crime, look for a criminal lawyer.


You also want to make sure that your attorney is well-respected – both by their clients and their peers. Check the attorney’s website and see if they have testimonials from previous clients and other attorneys. Another great place to look for reviews is the attorney’s third-party online listings, such as their Google business listing, Yelp, Yellowpages, etc.

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