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What you need to know when hiring a lawyer

Not all Fort Worth lawyers are the same. Some really are better than others. That may be obvious, but the difficulty for you is finding the best lawyer for your unique case. And just how are you supposed to know who’s the best lawyer for you? It’s not an easy task and given the stakes, it’s an enormous decision that may mean the difference between a great and poor result.

Attorney Referrals

For the past 30 years, the overwhelming percentage of my clients came to me because I was recommended by someone they respected.  In fact, other attorneys have recommended many of my clients to me. These attorneys know me, the quality of my work, my reputation in the legal community and the results I have obtained for their friends, family and clients over the course of my career.

Awards, ratings and “Top Attorney” lists are greatly appreciated, but for me personally, the highest form of compliment I can receive from my peers is the faith and confidence they have in me by recommending and referring someone they care about into my professional care.  It’s the highest form of compliment I can receive from another attorney.
 

Repeat Clients and Client Referrals

As humbling and as greatly appreciated attorney referrals are, the absolute highest compliment I’ve received are the many repeat clients and or former clients who’ve referred their friends and family. That’s meant more to me than all the ratings and awards put together.

Other Factors To Consider When Evaluating A Lawyer
 

As an attorney, here are a few other things I’d want to know when deciding which attorney to hire. Where did they go to law school, how long have they been practicing law, are they a “jack of all trades and master of none?” In other words, does the lawyer focus only on a few legal areas or do they have a general law practice? And last but certainly not least, what are their fees?

The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” is a still a good general rule of thumb. Let me try and put this into a legal context. When you pay an attorney, among other things, you’re paying for your attorney’s time and attention. I personally know many good attorneys that have chosen to have preset, inexpensive fees and as a result, have hundreds of current, pending cases at any given time. Here’s the point: Even if you’ve hired the “best” attorney, if the attorney doesn’t have the time to spend on your particular case, you’re not getting their best. They are simply spread too thin.  If that’s the case, was the money you did pay well spent?
When you have a pressing legal problem, you need your attorney to have the time to devote to your case. Personally, I cannot represent that many people at one time and give each one my best. So, I made a decision early in my career not to fall into the trap of accepting tons of cases, in all kinds of legal fields, on the cheap. It’s not how I wanted to treat my clients nor was it how I wanted to run my practice. 
 

  • “Bruce is a great asset to the Fort Worth community and I would recommend his services with the utmost sincerity.”

    - Brian C.
  • “Bruce and I were room- mates and I found Bruce to be a wonderful human being, with high ideals and a moral conviction to always to do his best and treat people with dignity and respect. After graduating from Southwestern University, Bruce went on to law sc”

    - Michael P.
  • “Bruce has helped me through more than one difficult situation; He is someone you can rely on implicitly.”

    - Ryan S.
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Other Factors To Consider When Evaluating A Lawyer
 

As an attorney, here are a few other things I’d want to know when deciding which attorney to hire. Where did they go to law school, how long have they been practicing law, are they a “jack of all trades and master of none?” In other words, does the lawyer focus only on a few legal areas or do they have a general law practice? And last but certainly not least, what are their fees?

The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” is a still a good general rule of thumb. Let me try and put this into a legal context. When you pay an attorney, among other things, you’re paying for your attorney’s time and attention. I personally know many good attorneys that have chosen to have preset, inexpensive fees and as a result, have hundreds of current, pending cases at any given time. Here’s the point: Even if you’ve hired the “best” attorney, if the attorney doesn’t have the time to spend on your particular case, you’re not getting their best. They are simply spread too thin.  If that’s the case, was the money you did pay well spent?
When you have a pressing legal problem, you need your attorney to have the time to devote to your case. Personally, I cannot represent that many people at one time and give each one my best. So, I made a decision early in my career not to fall into the trap of accepting tons of cases, in all kinds of legal fields, on the cheap. It’s not how I wanted to treat my clients nor was it how I wanted to run my practice. 
 

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