4 Tips for Choosing an Attorney
Deciding to hire an attorney is a great first step, but the one that follows requires careful consideration as well. Who do you call? Which attorney is right for you? Who’s best equipped to win your case?
It’s imperative to choose an attorney you can trust. After all, the journey ahead could be a lengthy one – and its outcome could dramatically impact the rest of your life.
Here at West Law Firm, our Berkeley County-based team’s varied experience ensures that we’re equipped to help you with a wide range of issues – from personal injury and Workers’ Compensation to wills and estate planning. Read more about our practice areas here.
Before taking each case, we learn everything we can about your situation and then evaluate if West Law Firm is the best fit. Our first priority isn’t racking up cases, but instead, is to ensure you receive the best legal service available.
Here are some helpful hints to aid your attorney search:
- Assess experience. Don’t only consider the firm’s number of years practicing, but take into account their experience with your particular type of case. For instance, 20 years experience with drunk driving lawsuits won’t necessarily benefit the victim of medical malpractice.
Phone a friend. Ask friends and family for recommendations and seriously consider the firm’s reputation in the legal community. Good standing among peers in Berkeley County and across South Carolina speaks volumes about a law firm.
- Check licensing. It might seem obvious, but be sure the attorney is licensed to practice in the state where your case is filed – especially if your search leads you out of the area.
- Have a chat. Even if an attorney checks off every box on your list, it’s still crucial to hold out for one whose personality is a good fit with your own. Remember, you will be working closely with this person and it’s important that you feel you can trust them fully.
Getting to know our attorneys at West Law Firm is easy! Just call 843-761-5626 or click here to schedule a free consultation at our Moncks Corner, SC office. We’re happy to meet with you and hear more about your case – and we’re confident that we’ll be the perfect fit!
About West Law Firm, P.A.
Founded by H. Norman West in 1945, West Law Firm has served the Lowcountry for nearly 75 years. Practice areas include personal injury, car wrecks, criminal defense, DUI defense, family law, wrongful death, land disputes, business litigation, probate and estate planning, and alternative dispute resolution.
West Law Firm, P.A.
207 Carolina Avenue
Moncks Corner SC 29461