Before your first meeting with a lawyer:
Ask about any similar cases that the lawyer has handled.
Find out if the lawyer will handle your case personally. If the lawyer intends to have another member of the law firm handle any part of the case, you might want to talk to the second lawyer as well.
Be wary of any lawyer who guarantees results. Most lawsuits and other legal work are not “sure things.” However, a lawyer should be able to point out the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Find out how long the lawyer expects your case to take, what steps will be involved, and what you should expect about fees and billing. If you don’t understand something, ask for a simpler explanation.
After your first meeting, ask yourself a few questions:
If your answer to one or more of these questions is “no,” you probably should talk to another lawyer. If all of your answers are “yes,” you may have found the right lawyer for you.