After a serious personal injury or wrongful death matter, it is important that you investigate and research to find a lawyer that will best represent your interests. Selecting a lawyer with experience in your legal matter will provide you with expert legal representation for your case and better chances for a positive outcome. Explore our tips for choosing the best lawyer for cases including nursing home abuse, sexual assault, medical malpractice, vehicle crashes, and other serious injuries caused by others’ wrongful and negligent acts.
Arrange an interviews with candidates. Schedule an initial consultation with each lawyer to ensure they are the right fit for your legal needs. Interview them on their experience in your type of legal matter, their track record of success, and if he or she has any special skills or certifications. The lawyer you select should have a background and experience that is compatible with your case, and you should feel confident that they have the necessary skills to represent you.
Ask family, friends, and other attorneys. A recommendation is a great way to find the right attorney for your case. Ask your friends, family, and colleagues if they have worked with a lawyer that specializes in your area of legal needs. Lawyers often know the reputations of fellow lawyers, so talk to other lawyers because they can offer information about their practice habits, demeanor, and other tips that may not be available online. You can also check a lawyer’s peer review ratings online at Martindale.com. These reviews are generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and can provide valuable insight to a lawyer’s ethics and professional ability.
Research their background. It is crucial that you examine online reviews from past clients and contact the lawyer disciplinary agency to assure the lawyer is in good standing with your state bar. You should also check to see if they have had misconduct complaints against them. Investigate their education, work experience, and how they manage their practice. Their communication and management of their practice can be good indicators on how they will handle your case.
Make sure their fee structure is clear. The lawyer should have their fees in writing with detailed billing information so you can easily figure out if you can afford the their services. Research to find the average hourly rate of attorneys in your area. Compare their skills, flexibility, and compatibility to determine if their rate is fair and if their services are worth what you’ll be getting for your money.
The Kodieradzki • Smith Law Firm is recognized as a premier law firm in the field of serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. We represent clients in Minnesota and nationally in cases involving nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, secual abuse and we are national leaders in 30B6 depositions. Our goal is to provide each client with the best representation possible. We make our clients our priority and ensure that every client receives the personal attention they deserve.
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“Mark has a brilliant legal mind and a dogged determination to get what his clients deserve. He combines that with uncommon preparation that puts most other attorneys to shame. His clients love him, and they should. He gets results for his people that make other attorneys ask ‘How’d he do that?’ Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”
- Phillip Miller, Tennessee Attorney
“Mark has proved himself as a great lawyer. He has a special interest in Nursing Home litigation and is the go to person in that area. Mark works hard for his clients and they are fortunate to have him as their lawyer. A fun guy, Mark is a good friend as well as a seasoned, persistent successful advocate.”
- Gregory Cousimano, Alabama Attorney
“Mark Kosieradzki is an exceptional trial advocate. He never gives up!!! He works as hard as humanly possible to win his cases. He demands first rate work, from himself and his staff, to insure that justice prevails.”
- William Friedlander, New York Attorney
“Andrew Gross is a lawyer who gets it. He cares about his clients and understands their suffering. I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. The case was complicated. My injury was devastating, affects my daily life, and is permanent. Due to the complexities of the case, most lawyers didn’t give me much chance for a meaningful judgment. Andrew took the time and made the effort to understand the details of my case and its impact on my life. He and his team worked thoughtfully and tirelessly to tell my story to the Jury in a way that connected with them. He was able to lay the case out for them in a way that allowed them to understand the facts of the case and the lasting impact that this injury has had on my life. The result was a significant victory that has given me hope and a sense of justice.
I will be forever grateful for Andrew’s strong and insightful defense of my life and rights.”