Some lawyers hire big-time marketing firms to put advertisements all over the place, but just because an attorney has money to spend doesn’t mean they’re going to deliver for you. Some attorneys are better at advertising than they are at lawyering, which is why it’s so important to get other client’s impressions.
In this day and age, there’s no excuse for hiring someone without doing a bit of online research. And with useful resources like Avvo, Facebook, and Google reviews, you don’t need to limit yourself to the attorney’s own promotional materials.
For people who prefer a more active type of investigation, there’s always the option of calling attorneys directly, contacting the local bar association, or even reaching out to court staff to look into a lawyer’s credentials and reputation.
First impressions are important, but they’re not the only thing to consider. If you have any questions about hiring the right attorney, give us a call at 317-632-3642 and remember—always plead the 5th!