Consider the attorney’s approach and suitability for your company.
Lawyers have many different styles, personalities and approaches to representing clients. In addition to finding a “professional” lawyer, you must match the features of the lawyer with your own style, personality and approach. To underestimate the importance of this subjective factor would be a serious mistake. Ultimately, you must find a lawyer with whom you are comfortable and who you can trust to deal with issues that may affect your business.
Get advice from a lawyer.
Ask a lawyer to provide several of his clients to consult with them. But be careful, people provided by lawyers are likely to be the brightest clients. Check the lawyer’s reputation in more detail and check with other sources. Other lawyers in your community may provide information about the lawyer you are interested in. Hiring a lawyer is a significant event, and you should not use shortcuts in the process of reviewing recommendations.
This list is not intended to cover every single situation. Other factors will be relevant to individual situations. However, this short list should help you choose the lawyer that best suits your needs when you need to hire a lawyer.