When you need the help of a D.C. personal injury lawyer, it can be downright overwhelming knowing what qualifications to look for. How do you know if the attorney has the background and experience to successfully resolve your case?

As D.C. personal injury lawyer Keith Donahoe explains in this video, this issue is commonly raised to him. He has been at cocktail parties and other events where people asked his opinion on how to hire a lawyer. They were looking for legal help in a practice area which Donahoe Kearney, LLP does not offer service and wanted his expert opinion.

It really comes down to the person. You will be working closely with your attorney, so you need to make sure that he or she is someone you can trust and talk to. Your lawyer should take the time to listen to you and not just tell you what he or she wants. This person should answer your questions.

At Donahoe Kearney, LLP, we will listen to you and answer your questions. We understand that this is a scary time. That is why we will act as your guide and walk you through the legal process.

For more information, contact Donahoe Kearney, LLP by calling (202) 393-3320.  The initial consultation is free.
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Keith: Many people ask me in our initial interview, “What should I be looking for in a lawyer?” Or I would be in a cocktail party and someone asks, “I need a lawyer and maybe it’s not the kind of work that I do and I can’t help them. What should I look for?” Well the first thing you should look for is, do they care? Is it the kind of person that you would want to spend a lot of time with? Because if you can’t, you’re going to spend a lot of time with them. Is it a person you can trust? Is it a person you can talk to? Is it a person who tells you what they want to tell you or is it a person who listens? Is it a person who answers your questions?

And what you’ll find at Donahoe Kearney is the first thing we do is listen. We want to know what your concerns are, we want to know what your questions are, and we will work with you through the process. Any litigation, any lawsuit is a scary thing. None of us has chosen, as a client, to be part of a lawsuit. It has been something that has been forced upon you. And you need a guide and that’s what a lawyer is. A lawyer is a guide who is going to walk with you through this process, who’s going to bring you from the point of your accident and who’s going to walk you through a very complex long process to the end point, where hopefully we have used to opportunity of the law to change your life and make your life better.