Evaluating a Law Firm

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Evaluating a Law Firm

Vancouver General Practice Law Firm

At Spencer & Sundstrom, we  recognize that there are several important factors that help people best evaluate a law firm.  However, finding the right legal counsel not be not difficult as one may think. Seeking out your legal representative should be no different from seeking out assistance with a medical problem or securing a new personal physician.  Rather than relyin on phone book or internet listings, the following methods will help you determine the best law firm for your case.

What Kind of Help Do You Need?

First question: What area of practice does your particular legal need concern?  Some of the more common areas of practice are

  • Business Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Not all attorneys handle all areas of practice and it is most important to seek out legal counsel that is experienced in the area of law that you need.  Spencer & Sundstrom is a general practice firm which emphasizes its criminal defense, family law and estate planning practices.  Typically, our clients retain us for one matter, are pleased with our services, and ask us to represent them in all future legal endeavors, including litigation. They trust the attorneys at Spencer and Sundstrom to help them manage most all of their legal concerns or otherwise refer them to alternate counsel and resources that may be better situated at that particular time to assist them.

Important Factors to Consider

  • Experience –  Spencer and Sundstrom has over fifty years of combined experience representing clients throughout Washington in areas of law such as criminal defense, family law, and estate planning. If your particular legal matter is not within our wheelhouse, we can get you to the right legal counsel with our extensive referral base
  • Location – The location of a law firm is important. You may need to drop off documents and attend meetings, before or after work.  Most importantly, you will want counsel that is not only experienced, but experienced in the particular court in which your case will be heard and when it comes to cases being hearing in Clark County and Southwest Washington, one would be hard pressed to find a law firm more experienced that Spencer and Sundstrom.  Remember – a good lawyer knows the law; the better lawyer knows the judge!
  • Recommendation & Referral – Ask family members, co-workers, and friends for a few names of law firms they have worked with in the past.  Word of mouth referrals from trusted sources is perhaps your best resource!

Once you have done your research, narrow your search to two or three options and then take the time to interview those options.  There is no substitute for face-to-face interviews of those professionals who will be responsible for protecting your interests.  Trust your instinct.  Is the attorney approachable? Does the attorney take the time necessary to answer your questions?   Is the staff friendly and accommodating? Is this a firm you want to be involved with?

Contact a Vancouver Attorney

Whether a criminal charge or a family law or estate planning matter, we here at Spencer and Sundstrom have the experience and reputation needed to help you achieve the best outcomes in your legal matters.  Call our firm at 877-574-6109 or complete our web contact form and you will experience the professional and prompt service for which our firm stands above all others!

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