Here at the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, formerly Groff Law Firm, we understand that any situation that leads you to hire a law firm is one in which you are vulnerable in some way–whether you need help with bankruptcy, a power of attorney, or anything else, you have the potential to be hurt by bad actors. Because of this, it’s important to choose your law firm carefully and make sure you are in good hands. To help you do this, our team has put together this article going over three hallmarks of a trustworthy law firm.
- Accessible Communication- One thing that good lawyers understand is that their clients are generally not familiar with all the intricacies of the legal system or its jargon. Because of this, a good law firm will make sure to keep all communication clear and accessible to its clients, taking the time to explain each case in a way that’s easy to understand. A good lawyer will also be ready to answer any questions you have and make sure you have a clear idea of what to expect.
- Experience and Specialization- Another way to tell if a law firm is one you can trust is to look at how they portray themselves, their level of experience, and their legal specializations. For example, if you need a bankruptcy lawyer, a law firm that specializes in personal injury law will put you in touch with a firm that can meet your needs, rather than take on your case themselves. If a law firm offers to take on your case without the necessary experience and training to do right by you, you should move on.
- Conscientiousness and Compassion- Lastly, a good law firm will always keep you posted on the latest developments in your case so you never have to wonder about what’s going on or what your next steps are. In addition to that, a good lawyer will always treat you with the compassion and courtesy you deserve.