What Should I Look for When Hiring a Legal Malpractice Attorney?

Posted July 6th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If your previous attorney was negligent toward you and you were adversely affected by their actions, it is understandable that you are hesitant when it comes to hiring a legal malpractice attorney. However, there are a few distinct qualities to consider that can help you navigate the hiring process. Follow along to learn how you can trust your hired New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick.

Is your hired attorney knowledgeable of legal malpractice law?

When conducting the hiring process, you should look for an attorney who focuses on legal malpractice law. Such an attorney will ultimately bring the best defenses to the table when fighting for your case. This is because legal malpractice cases require a specific set of skills, such as knowledge of laws pertaining to tort claims, health care liens, workers’ compensation liens, child support liens, etc.

Luckily, our legal team at the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick has over 30 years of experience in helping clients get the compensation they rightfully deserve via winning legal malpractice cases.

Is your hired attorney capable of answering your basic questions?

During your initial consultation, you should pay attention to how well your attorney is able to answer your basic questions regarding your upcoming case. This first conversation will give you a good idea of how knowledgeable they are in legal malpractice law. But above all else, you should feel comfortable and confident when you speak with them. Below are a few examples of basic questions that your attorney should have no problem with answering:

  • What are the basic procedures surrounding my legal malpractice claim?
  • What are the basic laws relevant to my defense?
  • What evidence do I need to collect for my defense?
  • What is the statute of limitations for filing my claim?
  • What pre-trial deadlines do I have to meet?
  • What insurance considerations should I be aware of?
  • What are the calculations for my damages and payoff amounts?

Is your hired attorney strongly rated on Google?

Although it is commonly said that you should not trust everything you read online, in this case, a strong Google rating is a huge testament to an attorney’s ability and practice. So, do your research before hiring an attorney, as this may serve as a window into their skills, knowledge, and experience in handling legal malpractice claims.

Our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill is proud to have a nearly 5-star rating on Google. If you are interested in hiring one of our talented attorneys, do not hesitate in reaching out to schedule your free consultation today.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you require the services of a dedicated legal malpractice attorney in New Jersey, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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