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Miller & Terry Attorneys at Law take the time to understand your case before determining the best course of action. Keeping current on new laws & regulations ensures your attorney has most prevalent knowledge of the law combined with years of experience to win your case.

March 25, 2015

What Makes a Great Attorney?

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Choosing a good attorney is essential. So what should you look for in a lawyer? Here are some qualities to look for in a good attorney.

1. Experience

There’s a difference between a lawyer with decades of experience and one with a recent degree. While a new attorney might be filled with good intentions and grand aspirations, those hold little value for the client needing real world legal solutions. An experienced lawyer has probably seen cases like yours before and can come up with numerous ways to approach the important issues.

2. Empathy

A truly good attorney genuinely cares about their clients and their situation. This drives them to persevere even when the going gets tough and to fight for everything their client deserves. Frequently, people seek the assistance of a lawyer in their greatest hour of need. It’s wonderful to have a champion on your side.

3. Interpersonal Skills

You may have to spend a great deal of time with your attorney. Just like you’d prefer to have a doctor with a good bedside manner, it’s better to have a lawyer that you like and can get along with. Good rapport can make all the difference in your experience with legal matters.

4. Good Communication

A reputable attorney keeps you informed of developments as they occur so that there is plenty of time to respond appropriately. Moreover, your lawyer should be available to you when you have questions, and will be able to be reached by phone and email.

5. Analytical and Research Skills

A lawyer needs to be able to process massive amounts of information in relatively short periods of time. They must also efficiently research previous court cases that may have set a precedent for your situation. Look for an attorney with critical thinking and research skills.

Daniel C. Miller has all of these qualities and more. Call today at (816) 875-0470 for your consultation!

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