Save The Date - The National Legal & Medical Malpractice Conference hosted by the ABPLA will be May 4-6, 2017 in Nashville at the new Thompson Hotel. Full schedule available Feb 1st.
Diplomate Nomination - Know attorneys who qualify to be a Diplomate of the ABPLA? Nominate them today!
ABPLA Board of Governors
How Do I Choose An Attorney?
Choosing an attorney to represent you in a medical malpractice or legal malpractice case (a "professional liability" case) is an important undertaking and often many people do not know where to start or what to look for when choosing an attorney. While many malpractice cases are settled outside of the courtroom, every case has the potential of going before a jury. The jury system is the foundation of the American justice system and is a fundamental safeguard of our constitutional liberties.
When it comes to hiring a lawyer to represent you in a medical malpractice or legal malpractice case, your lawyer should have extensive trial experience. Medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases require highly specialized legal skills and every case has the potential of going before a jury. If you need a surgeon to perform an operation, would you chose a doctor who had little training or experience performing the operation you need?
You can have peace of mind when you choose a Board Certified Trial Lawyer. With so many lawyers from which to chose, Board Certification helps client's identify attorneys with the highest level of experience, expertise and ethics. This level of specialization and expertise can increase jury awards as well as out of court settlements.
When speaking with an attorney during your initial consultation it is important that you ask these questions: