Finding the right lawyer to represent you in an employment law case can feel like a daunting task. It can be a challenge to know what to ask to learn what you should know. Here are five important questions you should ask your employment attorney during your initial meeting.
What Experience Do You Have With Cases Like Mine?
It is important to verify that they are familiar with cases that are similar to yours. Practice makes perfect, so it makes sense to find out how much practice they have had. You can also ask if they have references from former clients, especially those who faced similar legal issues.
What Percentage of Your Practice is Devoted to Similar Cases?
This is an excellent follow-up question to the first question. Small firms often have several attorneys who focus on different facets of one legal area, such as employment law. Knowing how many people at the firm will be involved with your case is also important since lawyers are frequently busy people. It can be helpful to know they have the support they need to be effective in your case.
What Would You Like to See to Evaluate My Case?
This question should be asked early, preferably well before your first meeting. If your attorney is new to your case, they will need considerable documentation to review. Knowing what they need to see before you meet with them can help you decide what to bring that best demonstrates your case. You should also ask about their policy for contacting you for additional information.
What Results Do You Think Are Likely For My Case?
After reviewing your case, your lawyer should be able to make an educated guess as to the possible outcomes of your case. It is impossible to know the exact outcome, but they can provide you with a best- and worst-case scenario.
What Are My Legal Options?
Some people want to go to litigation, while others do not. Your attorney will need to be familiar with your preferences for your case. They can help you understand your legal options and choose the best path for your case, based on your goals. A good lawyer will take the time to discuss your wishes for the case and will work towards your best interests.
Still Have Questions? Speak With Our Atlanta Employment Attorneys
Backed by more than 85 years of collective experience, Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP has the tools you need for your employment law case. We are proud to have a team of knowledgeable, skilled Atlanta employment lawyers who are ready to fight for the underdog. No matter if you are an employer or an employee, we have the legal knowledge to assist your case.