Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

With over 90,000 attorneys in the state of Florida, there certainly is no shortage of lawyers to choose from. However, choosing an attorney is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. This article provides you with the questions to ask a personal injury lawyer whom you are thinking about hiring.


Ask the attorney about his/her education. Did he/she go to a reputable law school? Was he/she involved in honors organizations? Did he/she graduate with honors?

Attorney Gary Englander attended the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. While in law school, he was selected to become a member of the Nova Trial Association and was the Executive Editor of the International Citator and Research Guide. He was awarded with awards for achieving the highest grades in 7 courses. Gary Englander was selected by the faculty to serve as both a research assistant and a teaching assistant. He was on the Dean’s list every semester, was awarded a scholarship for his academic achievements, and graduated first in his class with summa cum laude honors.

Trial Experience

Ask the attorney about his/her experience. Does he/she actually file lawsuits or just refer the case to another attorney? Has the attorney actually tried a case in front of a jury?

Gary Englander is an experienced trial attorney. When he takes on a case, he handles it personally from the beginning to the end. He has experience at all stages of a claim – from the initial demand letter, to filing a lawsuit and litigating the case through the court system, to presenting the case to a jury, to ensuring that the judgment is protected on appeal.

Even before graduating law school, Gary Englander was a Certified Legal Intern with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. During this time, he was in court almost every day and tried several jury and bench trials. Upon graduating, Gary worked for two prestigious law firms in South Florida where he was trained how to litigate complex cases. As an attorney, he has tried personal injury cases to verdict.


Ask the attorney whether he/she has been recognized for his/her achievements in the practice of law. Is he/she respected by his/her peers?

Gary Englander has achieved an AV Preeminent rating by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell. An AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and a “testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” Additionally, Gary Englander was selected by his peers as a Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up-and-Comer. This honor was given to only 148 attorneys in the state of Florida under the age of 40 who “represent the future of the legal profession in Florida.”


Ask the attorney whether he/she will be primarily working on your case or whether it will be assigned to a paralegal. Ask the attorney if he/she makes house calls. Ask the attorney if he/she will give you his/her personal cell phone number. Ask the attorney if he/she will be available on the weekends to answer questions.

Englander Peebles’s clients are the number 1 priority. You will not be assigned to a paralegal; Gary Englander personally works on each and every case. You will meet with Gary Englander several times during your case. He is extremely accessible; every client gets Gary Englander’s personal cell phone number. His clients are encouraged to call him with any questions, whether during nights or weekends. If you are unable to get to our office, we will come to you.

Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Gary Englander knows that choosing the right personal injury attorney for your case can be difficult. He is available to answer any questions that you may have and would be honored to be your personal injury attorney.