When Experience, Credentials and Honesty Count
When you are faced with a need for legal services, no decision could be more crucial than your choice of a lawyer. Should you pick one out of the phone book? Should you pick one from a billboard? Should you pick one from TV? Should you pick one who makes promises of big recoveries? Should you pick one who sends you a direct mail solicitation? Should you pick one who has never gone to trial? Should you pick one who is just a member of legal organizations, or should you pick one who has been elected to leadership positions in many legal organizations? Should you pick one who has attended continuing legal education courses, or should you pick one who has taught continuing legal education courses? Should you pick one who subscribes to legal periodicals, or should you pick one who publishes articles in legal periodicals?
We believe that a lawyer should be selected based on their credentials, their experience, and their honesty.
When you are about to select a lawyer, make sure you ask some questions. Does the lawyer handle cases only to settle them or will the lawyer take your case to trial? Does the lawyer concentrate his or her practice in the field of law in which you require service? How long has the lawyer been engaged in practice? Is the lawyer active as a leader in the bar association? Has the lawyer lectured to other lawyers at legal seminars? Has the lawyer published articles in legal periodicals? Does the lawyer have the resources to fully develop your case? Does the lawyer routinely work with expert witnesses from across the country? In what courts does the lawyer practice? Does the lawyer have real courtroom experience presenting cases to a jury? Does the lawyer have a strategy for your case?
At Silberblatt Mermelstein, we have the answers that you are looking for to these questions and many others. We have the experience and the credentials to handle cases involving automobile accidents, death claims, work injuries, injuries caused by defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home cases, insurance disputes, fire losses, boundary line controversies, business break-ups, and many other types of cases.
And, if we are not familiar or experienced in your situation, we will tell you up front if you would be better served by another lawyer or law firm. Your satisfaction is our primary goal. We will not make promises to you that we cannot keep as a way of inducing you to retain our services. We will never guarantee you a "big recovery" as a way of impressing you. Rather, we will be honest with you from the beginning - we will tell you that we are unable to evaluate your case until our investigation is completed; only then can we provide you with an honest assessment of your case.
Our reputation, out training, our credentials, our experience, and our honesty are the reasons many of our clients refer their friends and family members to us. In addition, numerous lawyers throughout Western Pennsylvania frequently call upon us to work with them and their clients in litigation matters.