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Have you tried Googling “medical malpractice lawyer in DC?" There are at least nine pages of results.

How do you even begin to search for the right lawyer? Everyone has a nice website, impressive case results, and lots of information available. But, what qualities should you look for? How do you know this lawyer would be the best to represent you in your specific case?

Trying to find the right attorney in DC is like trying to find a needle in a field of haystacks…blindfolded. So before you Google, click, and read through countless of attorney’s profiles, you need to know what you’re looking for.

First, just read the reviews. In todays social media marketplace, people generally don't leave positive reviews unless they really mean it. A bunch of positive reviews means says good things about a business. If they don't have good reviews, either they are not asking for them (which indicates one thing) or they don't have good customer service (or both).

Next, check out the practice areas, and the attorney profiles. Does this lawyer have experience in dealing with cases similar to yours? Were they successful? How many years of experience does this lawyer have? Is the lawyer Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (if so, he or she has significant trial experience to be eligible, has had recommendations from judges and other lawyers, passed an all day exam, etc. – and no, you can’t buy that like some internet ad). In fact, all of those Superlawyers badges and such are nice, but they are sold by for-profit companies. The National Board of Trial Advocacy certification is a true testament to the attorney's dedication and expertise.

We know how difficult it is to find the right lawyer and we know we’re not the right fit for everyone as well. That’s why we compiled a list of questions you should ask any prospective lawyer to adequately evaluate them. Click here to download it for free. Go ahead—call us at (202) 393-3320. Ask us those questions and see if we’re the right lawyer for you. 

Brooke M. Birkey, Director of Client Services
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2 Comments
The problems happened because of the medical malpractice have the chance of protection from the law. The ethical rules and the state laws will help us from this. Thanks for sharing this information.
by darla January 10, 2014 at 06:19 AM
Thank you for these great suggestions! Do you have any idea where I could look for an attorney in St. Cloud? Thank you so much! Ruth James | http://www.kelmreuter.com/practice-areas/family-law/
by Ruth James January 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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