Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer

Choosing a Las Vegas Employment Litigation Attorney definitely is not an easy task. Therefore, it requires some homework before you make a final decision. We want to make your choice a little easier and provide the five questions that you should ask when interviewing employment litigation representatives in Las Vegas.

Knowing what to ask and what not to ask will help you get the answers you need to decide whether or not this person is going to be the right lawyer for you.

  • What percentage of your practice is dedicated to employment law?

A reputable employment litigation lawyer will have a specific percentage of their practice that is dedicated to employment law. If they do not provide this information, you should consider them and look at other lawyers who do provide this information before making your decision.

  • How long have you been practicing employment law?

The best Las Vegas employment lawyers will have been practicing for at least five years. If they have been practicing for less than a year, you should look elsewhere and consider hiring a lawyer who has at least five years of experience in employment law.

  • What are some of your prominent cases?

A good lawyer should be able to give you some details about the cases that they have won or the cases that they have lost. If you are interviewing multiple lawyers, make sure to ask them about their successes and their failures with specific examples of how these recent cases were won or lost.

  • Have you handled cases like mine before?

The best employment litigation lawyers will have experience handling cases similar to yours or have worked at a firm that handles these types of cases. Many firms have specialties within their practice, such as age discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race and gender discrimination, and more. If the lawyer you are interviewing does not handle cases like your own, consider looking elsewhere.

  • What were the results?

In order to get a good idea of how the lawyer will perform with your case, you need to understand the results they have gotten in the past. You need to know whether or not they settled or won their cases. If they have won a few cases, make sure you know specific details about their strategy and if they took any risks that paid off.

  • How do you communicate with clients?

It is important to know how your employment litigation lawyer will communicate with you. Some lawyers prefer email, while others prefer phone calls. If a lawyer prefers to email, you should make sure to ask about their response rate and the content of those emails. For example, you should look for a response rate of at least once per day and no longer than once per week. 

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Frances Garret