Planning for Life

5 Tips on Hiring a Lawyer

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 30, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis


So, you need a lawyer, for an elder law issue such as long-term care planning or guardianship, for estate planning, an employment matter, litigation, a personal injury, or perhaps you're starting a new business. How do you find the right attorney for you? What's most important to you—reputation, price, location, experience, age, ethnicity, religion? There are a lot of lawyers out there and your choice can make all the difference between a good experience with successful results and a poor experience that does not help you reach your goals.

So, here are some ideas on how to start:

Read More

Topics: Legal profession

How Should Fees for Estate Planning Be Set?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on June 23, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis


No one wants to pay more than they think is reasonable for anything, whether that be food, a car, or estate planning. But what's reasonable? That's often in the eye of the beholder.

Read More

Topics: Legal profession, Estate Planning

If You're a Super Lawyer, Where's Your Cape?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 17, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis


With the proliferation of attorney ratings in recent years, what, if anything, do they mean? For decades, Martindale Hubbell provided a peer-reviewed rating of "AV" for its top-rated attorneys. It has now changed to "AV Preeminent" to compete with a plethora of upstarts, including Super Lawyers, AVVO and Best Law Firms, the last of which seems to be reserved primarily to larger law firms worldwide.

Read More

Topics: Legal profession

Subscribe to New Blog Posts

Recent Posts

Most Popular Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

Want to Book a Consultation?