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Questions to Ask

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Lawyer

“The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements . . .”

The above language used to be required to appear on all attorneys’ advertisements.  While the Florida Supreme Court has chosen to remove that requirement from the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, the wisdom of that statement has not changed.  You want a lawyer who is right for you. But how do you know who that is? Getting answers to the 10 question listed below is a good place to start:

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  1. How long have you been in practice?

    24 Years and Counting

  1. What percentage of your practice is devoted to personal injury and consumer advocacy?


  1. Do you go to Trial?

    Yes (see questions 8 through 10)

  1. Will you be handling my case personally, or will it be handed to another attorney?

    I will personally handle your case.

  1. What members of your staff will be working on my case, and can I meet them?

    You can and will meet the entire team working on your case.

  1. Do you foresee any problems with my case?

    Every case is different.  When I learn more about your case, I can advise you of any possible problems with your case.  At Johnilaw you will receive personalized guidance every step of the way.  Your case is unique and deserves personal attention.

  1. What do you charge for your services?

    We don’t get paid unless and until we get money for you.  If there’s no recovery – there’s no fee and no cost.  We work on a contingent fee basis (we get a percentage).  So, the more money I can recover for you, the more I get paid.  I WANT TO GET YOU AS MUCH MONEY AS I CAN POSSIBLY GET.

  1. Have you ever obtained and collected a 1 million dollar verdict?


  1. Have you ever obtained and collected a 10 million dollar verdict?


  1. Have you ever obtained and collected a 20 million dollar verdict?