Read what Dennis Beaver, Esq.
says about Be A Smart Client here and here.

You need a will drawn up. Or you feel you were fired without cause. Perhaps it’s time to untie the knot and get a divorce. Whatever the reason, you have decided you need a lawyer. The first thing you need to do is to find the right lawyer for your legal and personal needs. You want one who has experience in your type of case. If you are not sure what type of lawyer you need, check out different fields of law.

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It is good to have a selection, but not so many that it overwhelms you. Like the Better Business Bureau advises, three is the magic number. You want a list of at least three attorneys to choose from but no more than six. While choosing lawyers, incorporate your personal preferences into the mix to ensure you get a lawyer who not only knows the law, but one you feel comfortable with.

Due Diligence

Once you have your list, you should check their track record. Your state bar association keeps track of any grievances filed against them. Keep in mind, even though someone may have had a problem with an attorney, they don’t always report it. And sometimes the state attorney’s office won’t deem your complaint is strong enough to warrant a grievance. In addition to checking with the bar association, Google reviews for the attorney. Your search term should look something like “John Fitzpatrick Smith, Esq. Colorado Reviews.”


“I was actively engaged in the practice of law for nearly 20 years. I have seen firsthand the chaos that ensues when the attorney/client relationship is based upon misconceptions and erroneous expectations. This book is a clear and concise blueprint to guide the potential client through the anxieties of engaging the right legal counsel. The lack of confusing legalese throughout is another major point in the author’s use of common sense in her writing. This book should be prominently displayed in the waiting rooms of most attorneys.” BJC