The Best Attorney Money Can Buy?

The Best Attorney Money Can Buy?

by Sep 25, 2020

A lot of people ask me about finding “the best attorney money can buy.” It’s a common cliché and it sounds great in movies and on television. But speaking from many years of real-world experience, my advice to those looking for an attorney is to focus on retaining the best attorney for you.

It’s A Relationship Too

While a lawyer’s primary role is to defend you in your legal matter, you can’t ignore the fact that there is also a relationship between two personalities. If the personalities conflict, it can cause problems with your defense goals.

A prospective attorney may have the best credentials from the best schools and have wonderful results. They can literally be the best attorney money can buy in their city, county, state, or whatever. All of that means next to nothing if you don’t get along.

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Conflicting Personalities, Conflicting Interests

Over the years, I’ve seen many unnecessary, adversarial relationships arise between attorney and client that results in a complete failure in communication. Communication is absolutely crucial in order to obtain vital information about your case, and also to keep you informed of case progress.

You might retain a firm that advertises how aggressive their attorneys are, only to find yourself fighting with your own attorney and struggling just to get a phone call to discuss the case.

On the other hand, aggressiveness is one of many vital components to resolving a case. A lawyer who is too timid to go to trial is probably not the attorney for you since they will likely not be taken seriously by the district attorney’s office.

Just like in a game of chicken, the prosecution needs to believe that your attorney, if it comes down to it, will not swerve.

Choose Wisely

My advice is to pick an attorney who will work with you and listen to what you have to say about your own case. At the end of the day, rarely is the best attorney money can buy the one who charges the most.

Ask a prospective attorney when was the last time they went to trial to ensure that attorney is willing to fight. In the end, you should feel like you are getting the service you paid for and feel that you have all the information necessary to make the difficult decisions in your case


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