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4 Frequently Asked Questions Before Hiring an Attorney at Law December 5, 2017

La Crosse, La Crosse County
4 Frequently Asked Questions Before Hiring an Attorney at Law, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Choosing an attorney at law to handle your legal matter becomes a simpler process when you ask certain questions. While every case is different, common questions apply to all situations. Here are a few that people ask again and again, whether they are hiring a divorce attorney or a business lawyer.

FAQs When Choosing an Attorney at Law

What Experience Do You Have With My Type of Situation?

You want an attorney at law with extensive experience in cases like yours. Look for lawyers who devote a large percentage of their practices to your subject matter. They should be able to demonstrate successful outcomes in settlements and trials, or numbers of successful transactions, such as wills drafted or estates probated.  

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Situation?

attorney-at-law-La-Crosse-WIThe lawyer should give you a reasonable estimate of the time it will take to conclude your case or claim. Responding to your attorney’s requests for information quickly and completely helps speed the process. 

How Will We Communicate About My Case?

The attorney may have an assistant who keeps in touch with you or the attorney may always contact you directly. Find out how to get in touch with the lawyer in an emergency.

What Are Your Fees?

An attorney at law may charge by the hour and require a payment up front, as in divorce cases, or may charge a flat fee for a specific service, like a real estate closing. Personal injury attorneys contract for contingent fees, a percentage of what they recover for their clients. There is no up-front payment, and if the lawyer does not recover anything for their clients, they do not receive attorney fees. 


With more than 100 years of experience, the attorneys at law of Hale Skemp Hanson Skemp & Sleik in La Crosse, WI, offer skilled and zealous representation. From estate planning and divorce attorneys to business lawyers, these seasoned practitioners are devoted to protecting their clients’ rights and interests. Before you hire an attorney, contact them via their website or call (608) 784-3540 to make a consultation appointment. Follow this full-service law firm on Twitter and visit their Facebook page for new developments.

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