The initial meeting with an attorney is a vital one, as it not only allows you to determine whether the attorney is right for you, but it will also set the tone for your relationship for the duration of your case. Though you may have dozens of specific questions, sometimes it's best to start with a few basic ones to gauge an attorney's fit, including:
- How much do you charge? Do your fees ever change?
- Have you won cases like mine in the past? How many?
- Will I be able to easily contact you during the case? How?
These basic questions tell you a little about an attorney, the firm, and the ease with which you can talk to and work with him or her.