Tips for Finding the Right Attorney for Your Case
People often ask how to find the best Chinese personal injury or criminal defense attorney. Traditionally, attorneys built their practice by establishing a reputation in their community. This reputation would then spread via word of mouth. To an extent, this model persists in the current legal field. The main difference today is that successful attorneys advertise their records and reputations to the community.
For members of the Chinese community who are searching for the right personal injury lawyer in Howard County, we advise them to look at the following:
- Reputation: Speak to the people in your community—such as friends, neighbors, and doctors—to see who they recommend. A reputation is not something that can be purchased or fabricated. For over 25 years, Portner & Shure has been building a reputation of professionalism and success in the Chinese community in Howard County and in Maryland.
- Results: If you find a lawyer that you want to use, research the results they obtained in past cases. At Portner & Shure, we regularly publish the settlements and verdicts our attorneys obtain on behalf of their clients. When evaluating a lawyer, it’s particularly important to look at their history of securing verdicts for their clients. Believe it or not, some lawyers are unwilling to litigate cases in court. However, our lawyers at Portner & Shure are not only willing to fight for their clients in court but also have an extensive track record of obtaining favorable verdicts at trial.
- Recognition: Another way to evaluate a lawyer is to research the recognition they have received as a result of their efforts. While anyone can paint, only an artist can create a work of art. The lawyers at Portner & Shure have received many accolades for their successes, such as being honored by Best Attorneys in America, The Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Avvo, where many of our attorneys maintain the highest possible rating of 10.0 Superb. We have also been recognized in the World Journal and Washington Chinese News.
- Reviews: One of the best ways to determine if an attorney is right for you is to take a look at their client testimonials and reviews. These reviews can confirm whether or not a lawyer is truly reputable and professional. At Portner & Shure, we regularly post reviews from our clients. Additionally, we share these reviews in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. We believe that these reviews show that the reputation our attorneys have the in the Chinese community is well-earned. In both Maryland and Virginia, we have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and what our past and current clients have to say about our legal team. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, please do not hesitate to contact us. We provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe any attorneys’ fees until we successfully secure compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not obtain a settlement or verdict in your case, you do not owe us a dime.
Call (855) 954-4141 to learn more about how our Chinese personal injury lawyers in Howard County can help you with your case.