Many people are unsure of how to find a good attorney. Most people search on Google for attorneys in their area. While that might be a good first step, what comes after that?
Look for an attorney who is board certified.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is accredited by the American Bar Association. The board is dedicated to helping clients find the most highly qualified trial lawyers. The NBTA certifies lawyers in the areas of civil trial law, criminal trial law, family trial law, civil pretrial practice law, and social security disability advocacy law. Having this certification is not a requirement, so if an attorney went the extra mile to achieve this distinction, you can be sure that he or she is highly experienced and qualified.
Board certified lawyers go through a thorough screening process of their credentials. They must show proof of their experience, gather peer and judicial references, pass an exam, and report any and all officially reviewed disciplinary issues to the NBTA Standards Committee.
You want an attorney who is prepared to go to trial.
When you seek out an attorney, the hope is that your case can be settled without having to step foot in a courtroom. However, in order to achieve the desired outcome, it may be necessary to go to court. Should that happen, you want to rest assured that the attorney you choose is well prepared and experienced in front of a judge and jury.
There are many attorneys that have never argued a case in the courtroom. Do not be misled by appearances and advertising. Be sure to do your research. You do not want to feel pressured by your attorney to accept an unfair settlement so he or she can avoid the hassles of preparing for a trial.
Talk to an NBTA Certified Civil Trial Advocate.
Civil trial advocacy can include cases in the areas of personal injury, property disputes, insurance claims, and other civil disagreements. Monetary damages are often disputed in these civil litigations.
Though you hope your case will never go to trial, it is impossible to know how things will turn out. You should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. An NBTA Certified Civil Trial Advocate has experience, knowledge, and top-notch communication skills. They understand the complexity of group psychology and are able to use this understanding to impact a jury. A good trial lawyer always stays ahead of the game and is prepared for any bumps in the road.
Contact Attorney Ethan Vessels Today
If you live in Ohio or West Virginia and need to talk with a board certified attorney, call our office at 740-374-5346 or fill out our contact form. Attorney Ethan Vessels is the only NBTA Certified Civil Trial Advocate within an 80-mile radius. He is licensed to practice in both Ohio and West Virginia and is ready to discuss your case.