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When Do I Get to Talk to An Attorney?

When Do I Get to Talk to An Attorney?

Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the managing partner of Bloodworth Law with offices in Orlando and Winter Haven. Bloodworth Law handles business litigation, probate litigation, estate planning, trust litigation,  employment litigation, and mediation for clients across the state.

When Do I Get to Talk to An Attorney?

One of the first questions clients ask when they call the firm is “when do I get to talk to an attorney?”

Reed explains that first, people will speak with a receptionist, a legal assistant, or a paralegal. Clients will not speak first to an attorney. Information must be gathered about a case and a conflict check has to be completed.

Provide Needed Documents

The Bloodworth Law staff will ask you for case documents and ask you for the story. They’re going to want to know what the facts of the case are, who the potential parties are, gather paperwork with all these details. And it’s very important to get this first.

These first questions provide answers that help the attorneys because it allows for:

  • One, an initial conflict check; and,
  • Two, it allows an attorney to have an idea before any interaction with a potential client, whether or not there is a case

If someone calls the law office and says, “I think that my former employer breached their employment agreement with me in 2010.” Well, that’s far beyond the statute of limitations which is something that our staff can inform the client.

Talk With The Staff and Provide Information

You’ll speak to a skilled staff member on that first or second call to the office. They are getting all the information about your case and the documents about your case.

Then when you speak to an attorney, the attorney will have the basics already there in front of him or her. It allows the attorney to ask specific questions about a case.

So when you call Bloodworth Law and the staff asks questions, help them out by giving them the information for your potential case. It’s more efficient and allows attorneys to more quickly analyze a case and the issues of the case.

Talk with Bloodworth Law about legal issues affecting you, your family, or your business.

Are You Calling the Right Attorney for Your Case?

Florida attorney L. Reed Bloodworth is the managing partner of Bloodworth Law with offices in Orlando and Winter Haven.

Bloodworth Law handles business litigation, probate litigation, estate planning, trust litigation, employment litigation, and mediation for clients across the state.

Are You Calling the Right Attorney?

When you have a legal problem, are you calling the right attorney for your case?

Call An Attorney Within The Practice You Need

First, if you have a case where you are the trustee of a trust, and you have been sued by beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries under a previous version of a trust, make sure you call a lawyer who is known for practicing in the area of probate and trust litigation.

And related to that, is that you not only call an attorney who practices the area of law about which you need assistance. Check them out.

Research and Contact Regarded Attorneys

Second, research and contact attorneys who are well-regarded in those fields that they practice in. Check their reviews online, find out what their peers in the legal field say about them in reviews.

These are things clients should do before they contact a lawyer.

Be Ready to Discuss Budget

The final thing clients should be prepared to discuss with their attorney is what their budget is for the service they’re seeking.

For example, if you need a simple estate plan prepared it won’t be very expensive.

But if you are filing a large trust dispute or a complex business dispute, they’re going to be expensive. Clients should be ready to have open and frank discussions with their attorneys about what service it is they’re looking for, and what their budgets are for those services.

Reed helps a client to determine whether or not they have a case, and then discuss funding. Whether the documentation supports the case, is the case viable, and is the case collectible.

When you have a legal problem, are you calling the right attorney for your case?

Bloodworth Law handles business litigation, probate litigation, estate planning, trust litigation, employment litigation, and mediation for clients across the state. When you’re ready, find out how Bloodworth Law can help you, your family or your business.

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