What To Look For in a Lawyer

Most people in need of a lawyer are not able to aptly ascertain who might be the correct counsel for them or for their particular issue, even if given a formula or criteria.  Knowing a lawyer’s educational and experience background is helpful, the number of years of practice in a specific area and geography are also important.

However, the best way is by personal referral and by reputation.  Making a decision “upfront” with information from those who have previously worked with a particular attorney is usually best.  Not enough can be said about the value of reputation.




Eric Shames is a lawyer in New York, NY practicing in Securities and Financial Services Law; Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate Formation, Business Management, Corporate Secretarial Services.