As you’re filtering through pages and pages of defense attorneys, first look at reviews from past clients. When you call a law office, they will of course tell you that they are successful, have years of experience, and that they will truly treat your case like their own, but until you get the opinion of past clients, it can be hard to tell what is just fluff. Ask past clients about their overall experience, if the case was successful, how their lawyer interacted with them, if they worked with anyone else at the firm, and anything else that would help you feel comfortable hiring them.
If a potential criminal defense attorney won’t give you referral contact information so you can actually talk to a past client, it may be best to move on. You can read our defense attorney reviews here, or skim through results from past cases. Contact us if you want to speak to a past client directly.