Before hiring Baltimore lawyers, be sure to ask the following questions:
1. What type of law do you practice? For example, if you need to sue someone, be sure to hire a litigator.
2. What is your experience in this particular field of law?
3. What results have you obtained on behalf of your clients?
4. What is your experience with cases similar to mine? Even among litigation lawyers, specialty areas vary. Understand how much of the lawyer's practice consists of working with people like you.
5. Who will be working on my case?
6. How much do you charge? Lawyers can charge a fixed rate, hourly rate, or take a case on a contingency basis.
7. What resources will you devote to my case? Credentials and experience are not enough. Personality and communication matter. Litigation takes time, and you and your lawyer may not always agree. Make sure the lawyer is a good fit.
8. What are my chances of success/how strong is my case? No lawyer can promise you a win, but a good one can give you a clear assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
9. Have you ever been professionally disciplined? Baltimore lawyers can be disciplined for unethical behavior without losing their license. Understand a lawyer's history fully before hiring them.
10. Why should I choose you as my attorney? A good lawyer will not be afraid of this question and will have a clear, concise, and convincing reason why you should choose them.