You Are Hiring a Lawyer, and you Want the Right One.

 legal scalesYou Are Hiring a Lawyer, and you Want the Right One.

You are probably reading this page because something has happened and you need a lawyer.  We want to help you understand the process and we are here to help you.

There is no doubt that the court and legal system is a complicated process. Hiring a lawyer can be cumbersome and intimidating at best. We would like to pass on to you some information that might be helpful to you as you seek the proper attorney for your case.

 The complicated legal process can be daunting and complex, it can also be very difficult to navigate.  Even when judges are understanding, trying to represent yourself can cause undue delay in the resolution of your case, and even small procedural errors can be very damaging to the outcome of a case. In most instances, the best way to protect your rights is to hire an attorney; particularly one that specializes in the area where you need expert advice.

 Let´s face it, hiring a lawyer is not easy.  The decision is often forced upon you by stressful circumstances, or because you are facing a crisis that cannot be ignored. There is a wide range of circumstances that may be forcing you, or a family member to consult with a lawyer. We fully understand that the need for a lawyer is seldom a happy one.  More often than not, you need a lawyer at a time of pain and difficulty, maybe you are feeling scared, angry and hurt.  We get it, you need a lawyer because things in your life are not right and you need help and guidance.

Here is probably what is happening:  You or a family member is in trouble, or you have been in an accident. You have come to the conclusion that  you need a lawyer but you don’t know who to hire or the cost involved in paying for a lawyer.  Perhaps you have been looking around but can´t decide because you don’t really know what you need. You have never done this before and you are not sure how to proceed.

 So you are asking yourself: How do you find a lawyer?  Many people talk with their friends and colleagues for a referral.  We get a lot of clients this way.  If you have been referred to us from someone who has had a good experience, then you know that we have a good reputation, an incredible record in the courtroom and that we will work hard for you as well.

You Have Decided and Are Ready to make an Appointment with a Lawyer.

How accessible an attorney is when you call his office for an appointment will give you a pretty quick sense of how accessible this particular attorney will be in the future.  Our initial consultation for an evaluation of your case  is always FREE of charge and we try to see you as soon as possible.  During the course of this first interview, you have the opportunity to ask questions, and we have the opportunity to review your case and determine how we can help you.  We realize that when you hire an attorney you have to share a deep secret which might be difficult to express and embarrassing to you, we try to make the process as easy as we can.  We are here to listen to get you out of the problem.

Once you choose an attorney, remember that you will probably be dealing with this person for at least six months, often a lot longer, take your time and hire one you can talk to comfortably.  We like to think that our customer care is one of the best.  Our lawyers are accessible and our support staff extremely knowledgeable and confident.  You will need these attributes as your case moves forward.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

The cost of an attorney varies substantially. Some types of cases are more costly to litigate than others. For example, if you are hiring a lawyer to fight a traffic ticket, this  will cost a lot less than hiring a lawyer to fight a felony criminal charge. Furthermore, different lawyers charge different rates. It is not always true that the best lawyer costs the most, but the best lawyers usually are not the cheapest. We will discuss our fees with you up front and we will make sure that you have a full understand of the how much it will cost to resolve your case.

Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. is an experienced and well seasoned trial attorney.  Our firm has a well established winning record.  Call us, we are here to help.


Here are a Few Tips on Choosing  A Lawyer?

Consider the following: 
Comfort Level – Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem? 
Credentials – How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours? 
Cost – How are the lawyer’s fees structured – hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case? 
City – Is the lawyer’s office conveniently located?


Not Sure What Questions To Ask A Lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?