Are you looking for an employment lawyer, perhaps the best employment lawyer? Read on to find our take on how to determine which employment lawyer is best equipped to attend to your needs and achieve the best outcome for you.
Evaluating your employment lawyer: before the consultation
Two of the best ways to find the best employment lawyer to consult with is to read online reviews and ask trusted acquaintances for references. It is important not to be fooled by advertising: what a law firm says about its lawyers says little about them if it does not align with how their clients feel about the results they’ve achieved. You can also ask lawyers you know in other areas of law; lawyers often have several lawyers they trust in other fields to whom they refer files outside of their realm of expertise.
Evaluating your employment lawyer: during the consultation
When you have your consultation, you will have to assess not only the lawyer’s level of expertise but also whether you would be comfortable working with them. You will need to divulge all aspects of your case to your lawyer and be comfortable taking their advice, so it’s important that you feel you can trust them. The best employment lawyer for you needs to be able to get an excellent read on your needs, priorities, and values.
You get what you pay for
Employment law is a very nuanced field, and it is important that you hire an employment lawyer with the expertise necessary to navigate the complex issues that arise in these matters. A lawyer who dabbles in many areas of law may not be the best equipped to develop the strategy necessary to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
If you are nervous about the financial expenditure of hiring a lawyer, you should feel free to ask your employment lawyer detailed questions about the billing structures they offer. However, keep in mind that lawyers with greater expertise may charge a higher hourly rate and that this expenditure may be warranted depending on the complexity of your file. It may also be worth paying for a consultation; while some firms offer consultations for free, employment lawyers conducting free consultations are often more reluctant to provide you with the case-specific advice you need to make an informed decision regarding whether to proceed with negotiations and/or litigation regarding your employment matter.
We at Whitten & Lublin are happy to provide insight and advice into your specific circumstances. If you are looking for employment lawyers and would like more information about what Whitten & Lublin can do for you, please contact us online or by phone at (416) 640-2667 today.