HOW TO CHOOSE A PI LAWYER
Hi. I’m Michael Gill from Pfaff, Gill and Ports. I’m one of the trial lawyers here. I’m often asked by people how you’re supposed to find an attorney to represent you for a car crash or medical malpractice case or a product’s liability case. In my mind, the best thing to do is to do research online first, make sure you’re contacting people who actually do the kind of cases that you need. Many of these firms that advertise don’t actually do the work. They farm it out to other people. So, you want to find out and look through the website and find out if there’s people that actually do that kind of work at those firms before you contact them. If you look on our website, you’ll see the results from verdicts and settlements in the past. We are trial lawyers first and prosecute every case as if it was going to trial so we have a better chance of resolving it before a trial if that’s possible. And secondly, there are a number of great law firms in Chicago. You’re going to be able to find a great lawyer if you look and find people who do that kind of work. The key is, because it’s such a personal relationship, I strongly encourage you to find people that you feel comfortable with before you hire them and also to find people that are comfortable with you. For example, at my law firm we take fewer cases and a lot of our competitors just because we know there’s only so many hours in a day, week, month and year and we want to be able to dedicate the amount of time we know it’s going to take to get the case done right. So that may not be the best for you. You may want to have your case on the headlines of the Tribune or the Sun Times or be on TV and, if that’s the case, this isn’t the firm for you. There’s probably a better fit. But if you want your case worked on hard and with more than one person who’s paying attention to it being diligent and trying to get the case done as quickly and as successfully as possible, then we’d be a good fit. So, I encourage you to contact us if you need a lawyer in one of those fields and we’d be happy to talk to you. Thank you.