A: You've never been in a lawyer's office, and are coming in to meet with the attorney for the very first time.
The first meeting is designed to gather detailed information about what happened to you and what you believe was done wrong. It's very important to identify the facts of your matter and what legal issues may have caused you to be in the predicament you are in.
Your first meeting is a chance for you to get to know me, and for the opportunity for me to get to know you.
During this initial meeting, I evaluate whether you are the right type of client for me. That is a very critical component of this meeting. Just because you arrive in my office prepared to tell me everything that went on, does not mean that you will become a client of my law firm.
Why is that?
Simple. Because I am highly selective about the cases that I accept into my office for investigation and prosecution. There are some people who believe that simply by picking up the phone to call an attorney that automatically means that they will be taking on as a client. That may be true for some law firms, however not mine.
One of the key things I look for in an ideal client is someone who is willing to work with me and help me understand what has happened.
My ideal client is one who is honest and totally above-board. My ideal client is someone who is willing to keep an open mind about the legal process and accept expert guidance and counsel from someone who's been doing this for more than 23 years.
Who is not my ideal client?
Someone who is demanding.
Someone who tells me what to do.
Someone who believes they know the legal process better than I do.
If that type of description fits you, then my recommendation is to call another attorney immediately. On the other hand, if you believe you are my ideal client, then I encourage you to pick up the phone and schedule your phone consult with me in order to determine whether or not you may have a valid basis for case.
You can reach me at 516-487-8207 or by email: [email protected] I welcome your call.