Many people ask, what are the questions they want answered when they’re interviewing a lawyer.

The first question is, “Do you specialize in the field of personal injury and wrongful death or do you do a little of that, a little criminal, a little estate planning?” You’re always better off to hire a specialist.

The next questions is, “What are your honors?” Are you a lawyer who has been selected by your peers to Super Lawyers or Best Lawyers in America? Are you a preeminent lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell or at least rated AV? And, if you can get a lawyer or a law firm that is honored by all three of those organizations you are getting yourself a top flight lawyer.

You also want to know, “How many verdicts have you had? How many settlements have you had? And how many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements?” Even if your case is not a multi-million dollar case, the lawyers who have those multi-million dollars in verdicts typically are the top in their field and garner the most respect from the insurance defense industry.