Selecting A Lawyer

Selecting the Best Lawyer -


Unlike purchasing a tangible product, hiring a reputable attorney for their services can be an uncertain and daunting proposition. Selecting an experienced lawyer like Michael Siddons, Esquire, can help alleviate some of the frustrations that can be encountered during the legal process. Afterall, if you were an expert in legal matters and could tell which attorney was best, then you probably would not need to hire a lawyer to begin with. Selecting a lawyer to handle your bankruptcy case is a big decision. Call Michael Siddons today to see if he's the right attorney for you.

What to Look for When Choosing a Lawyer

To help you make your decision, we would like to offer some recommendations on what to look for along with some searchable ratings for you to consider. Please consider the following items below when choosing a reputable lawyer:

  • Returns Phone Calls - All good attorneys should show their clients enough respect to call them back in a timely manner. Consider it a red flag if your attorney cannot return your phone call within about 24 hours, no matter how busy they may be. At the Law Office of Michael Alan Siddons, Esq., our policy is to return all phone calls within 24 hours.
  • Written Fee Agreement - Get it in writing. After all, that’s what lawyers do. All good lawyers will give you a written agreement that includes not only a clear explanation of their fees, but also a description of the scope of their legal representation.
Selecting A Lawyer
  • Comfort Level - One aspect often overlooked is your personal comfort level with your lawyer. If you are not comfortable with your attorney, you will not be able to communicate well with him or her, and as a result, you could be jeopardizing your legal representation. Be sure to choose a lawyer you are comfortable with.
  • Who the Pros Pick - Lawyers often need to hire other lawyers to help them when they have too many clients and need to refer some of those clients out. When this happens, attorneys check for a history of professional misconduct. If you are considering hiring an attorney, you can look up their history of misconduct at http://www.padisciplinaryboard.org/look-up/pa-attorney-search.php. (Michael Siddons proudly has no history of professional misconduct.)
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Attorney Ratings and Reviews

Obtaining a list of lawyer ratings and referrals can help in the process when choosing the right attorney. The following programs provide reliable information that can be used as vital tools in helping you make your final decision.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

According to martindale.com, “The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.”

Michael Siddons’s Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ is “AV-Preeminent”, which means he has been ranked at the highest level of professional excellence.

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Avvo Rating

Avvo.com is an online legal services marketplace that uses an independent rating system for attorneys. According to their website, Avvo provides their users, “detailed information on lawyers and legal issues, so that you can make the choices that are right for you.”

Michael Siddons has a rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 on Avvo.com.

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