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During the month of August, I am addressing myths that we hear from clients throughout their cases. Kind of my own legal myth busters. Today’s myth is:

I should pick my lawyer from the phonebook or a billboard:

That might work, but ask around and see who your friends and family know. If you know a lawyer who doesn’t do this kind of work, you can ask them who they recommend. Or spend some time doing research on the internet. There is a lot of information out there about what we do and who we are.

These questions are not intended to replace a consultation with an attorney, nor do they take into consideration facts that may differ about your particular case. Here at the Legal Examiner, we have experienced attorneys who can deal with your individual questions and best help you with your case. Feel free to get the help you need by contacting one of us.


  1. Gravatar for Lindsay Rakers

    Mike, you are dead on. Hiring an attorney simply because you saw his/her ad on a billboard or commercial is just plain dangerous. If you needed spinal surgery, you wouldn't just pick an accident attorney out of the phone book - you would ask for recommendations for such a surgeon. Likewise, I encourage folks injured in a car or semi truck accident to do research prior to hiring counsel - ask friends, ask colleagues, look these people up on websites, interview the attorney. It can make a difference!

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