I would first ask a lot of question. I don't mind paying for that. Then lawyers that give me most detailed answers are the one that I pick. Lawyers that withhold many critical information should be avoided.
I just want to add something to all the answers.
A lawyer often defraud their clients. Not only they do so, they can do so with impunity. Basically they know the limit between simple misleading and lying.
So what is your case?
If it's a simple case. Hire a cheap lawyer.
Get advice from a second lawyer for every thing the first lawyer said. Many of lawyers' advice may be done to promote the lawyer's best interests rather than the clients.
Lawyers, for example, may
- Exaggerate the nature of the case.
- Recommend bogus investments to protect assets where his family may get huge referral pay.
- Demand success fee on cases that is not even discussed in court.