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By: Lissette R.
Raskey Melissa Law Office of
Melissa was such a great lawyer. She made the bankruptcy almost painless. Any time I had a question regardless of the time of day she answered it almost instantly. Even though it was a difficult situation to have to file she made the process much easier, Melissa was very knowledgeable about the law.
By: watchdog4lyfe
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
I appreciated how easy it was to talk to Mr. William Vanorder. He's very understanding and cares to do his best to help you. He tells you every detail to keep you up to date with the progress of the case. He doesn't have attitude and is just a great guy to work with.
By: jillb5
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
Mr. Vanorder is a real professional. He keeps you calm through the whole process. He always knew exactly what to do are at least the options I had in dealing with my legal matter. Great advice and a great company.
By: Craig B.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
I'm early in my working relationship with this firm, but Mr. Vanorder has made himself personally available, has been very generous with his time and has listened well.
By: Devon B.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
Working with Bill VanOrder has been great so far. He has really spent a lot of time with me working on my case. He is also really understanding and a good listener.
By: Kevin C.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
William VanOrder is very knowledgeable and customer focused. He is very persistent when it come to making sure his clients get what they deserve.
By: Hank L.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
I strongly recommend William Van Order, Attorney at Law to everyone because they are always there for us. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
By: kypie60
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
The staff are very professional and knowledgeable. They are great at listening to you and your concerns and making sure they make you happy.
By: Donald B.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
If I had any questions, he always answered me promptly in a satisfactory way. I was definitely glad I chose him as my attorney.
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By: Sarah N.
William Van Order, Attorney at Law
I got exactly the result I wanted from my case. William was very quick in expediting the process and helping me out.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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