Common traits of the best attorneys

Common traits of the best attorneys

Searching for a lawyer when you need one is more than likely something you haven’t had to do before. Much like the court system itself, the process can be intimidating, and if you make the wrong choice, the results could spell disaster for you. Before you start your search, here are a few things to consider when trying to retain the best attorney for your situation.

Experience. You cannot afford to take chances with your case, and that means hiring somebody who not only has been practicing law for several years but also someone who has direct experience with similar cases.

Negotiating skills. While some cases go to trial, the vast majority are settled long before anyone steps foot in a courtroom. Often, the ability to cut the right deal for a client not only saves time and money, but it can also save in penalties, the length of sentence and other negative impacts on a person’s life.

Communication. Much like the bedside manner of a doctor, the best attorneys will be effective communicators. Being excellent communicators means they can not only handle themselves well in front of a judge and jury, but they will also take the time to explain the processes to you in a way that eases your fears and reduces your anxiety.

Reputation. An excellent attorney will be well known in legal circles and have a track record that he and his peers can point to. This reputation can work in your favor if the attorney has had many battles they already won due to who they are and what they have accomplished.

Support team. While an attorney may do much of the heavy lifting on a case, they are only as good as the legal team they work with. Make sure that an attorney’s staff is prompt, knowledgeable and courteous which can play a significant role in producing the best possible results on your behalf.

Decker & Jones serves clients in Denver, Golden and communities throughout Jefferson County, Colorado.