6 Qualities of the Best Attorneys in Dallas
There are good lawyers and there are other lawyers. It’s not always easy to discern between the two, so you’ve got to know what to look for during your search for a lawyer and during your consultation.
Certain characteristics will make good lawyers in Dallas stand out from others. These characteristics are not set out in beauty or popularity contests sponsored by many local publications where successful recipients of the “honor” are chosen through voting campaigns. In many cases the outcome of the publicized results has been orchestrated by the marketing department of the firm where the lawyer practices, or by the lawyer. And, as you may guess, oftentimes lawyers that are “honored” are pitched by these same publications to spend their advertising dollars in the edition in which they are so honored.
With over 30 years of legal experience, many of these as a Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and an Executive Vice President working in house in public and private companies, I know which of these traits to look out for. Here are 6 qualities of the best lawyers in Dallas.
Your lawyer needs to be able to think on their feet and outside of the box. Whether involved in stressful negotiations, sensitive relationship matters or dispute resolution, the legal and interpersonal implications of even simple discussions can turn nasty quickly.
Your attorney should be able to navigate not only the business and legal implications of your matter but also know the appropriate form of communication style to utilize in any given situation. Ask your lawyer how they would propose to handle communications in unusual situations.
It’s always easier to work alongside someone you have a relationship with. When meeting with lawyers in Dallas, look for someone who’s trusting and honest. In addition to the experience of your lawyer, it is important that you are comfortable with your lawyer’s communication style, approach toward problem solving and willingness and ability to listen as well as speak.
If an attorney seems to be giving you a run-around or talking in circles, move on to the next. You shouldn’t waste time with someone you can’t have an open conversation with.
Determination is a relevant trait for any professional, especially within the legal industry. This isn’t a trait you can inherit- it’s something that’s already within a person.
Obviously, it’d be a nightmare if your attorney were to give up the battle half-way through trial. Look for a person you feel has the presence of mind and ability to persevere.
Your attorney should be able to take in and quickly process large amounts of information. They need the problem-solving skills to offer their best advice quickly, effectively and in a manner that is understandable.
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