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Choosing the Right Lawyer

It is vital that you choose the right lawyer for you and your case, because if you make the wrong choice the results could be very disappointing – or even tragic. At The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation, we offer you a diverse team of outstanding attorneys, along with our impressive record of winning, we give you a great chance of getting the settlement you deserve. However, we are providing you with the following basic information to help ensure that you always choose the best lawyer for your specific case.

As in any walk of life, not all lawyers are equal. They have different levels of experience, and some will be more experienced when it comes to your specific legal circumstances. In addition, some lawyers routinely settle cases out of court and some are aggressive in taking cases to trial.

The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and should never feel you need to make an on-the-spot decision. Discuss your perceptions of lawyers with someone close to you, then make your decision on sound judgment and the facts.

Here are some questions you should ask any attorney that you’re considering:

  1. How long have you been practicing law?
  2. How long have you been practicing law in Louisiana?
  3. In this community?
  4. How many cases have you completed?
  5. How many cases like mine have you completed?
  6. How many cases have you settled compared to cases brought before a judge and jury?
  7. How many cases have you tried before a judge only?
  8. What is your winning percentage before a judge?
  9. How many cases have you tried before a jury?
  10. What is your winning percentage before a jury?
  11. How many million-plus dollar cases have you won?
  12. What is the total amount of judgment awards and settlements you’ve won for clients?
  13. What is your rating on the world-wide Martin-Hubbell attorney rating system?
  14. If your firm takes my case, will it be assigned to another attorney?
  15. If the answer to this last question is "yes” then start from the top and ask the same questions about the attorney that will be assigned to your case.