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.Education.
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.
Attorney Warren Peebles attended Stetson University School of Law, which is considered to have the number one Trial Advocacy Program in the United States. While in law school, he earned a Certificate in Leadership Development and was awarded the Willam Blew Fellows Award for his commitment to pro-bono service to the community.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?
The Firm's partners, Gary Englander and Warren Peebles, are experienced trial attorneys. When they take on a case, they handle it personally from the beginning to the end. They have experience at all stages of a claim – from the initial demand letter, to filing a lawsuit and litigating the case through the court system. Englander Peebles does not back down and is ready and able to bring a case in front of a jury to obtain justice for their clients. Awards.
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?
Englander Peebles 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.” Among other awards, 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.”Accessibility.
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; your case is handled by one of the firm's partners.You will meet with the firm's partner on several times during your case. We are extremely accessible; every client gets their attorney's personal cell phone number. Our 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.
They attorneys at Englander Peebles understand that choosing the right personal injury attorney for your case can be difficult. We are available to answer any questions that you may have and would be honored to be your personal injury attorney.