By Zach Russell

When working with your lawyer, they will ask you various questions about your case. This is to ensure you get the best case results. However, this is not a one-way street. You should be asking your legal counsel just as many questions. This will make sure you have a firm understanding of your own case and how your lawyer will help you.
Asking questions is key but sometimes it’s a challenge thinking of what to ask your attorney. Here are a few important questions to remember when speaking with a lawyer:

1. What are some variables that affect my case?
This question is extremely beneficial to your situation. Each case can vary so it is important to know a basic outline to plan accordingly.

2. How many personal injury cases have you taken on and what were the results?
You need to know the quality of your lawyer and their past success. This will give you an idea of their experience and how they will handle your case. Their answer might determine whether you become a client or say, “no way!”

3. Do you have testimonials from past clients I can see?
This is a great follow up question to hear firsthand about your lawyer’s case history. Past clients make an excellent reference since they can tell you about their personal experience.

4. Have you ever been suspended from practicing law?
The reputation of your lawyer is vital to your decision of having them help you with your case. If this answer is yes, ask them what the reasoning for their suspension was? You can then decide to become their client or not.

5. What areas of law do you specialize in?
If you are involved in a personal injury case, you will want a lawyer that specializes in that area.

6. Do you have time to take on my case?
Depending on the size of the firm, the law office might not have time to take you on as a client. You want to find an attorney who will put time and special care into your case.

7. How much do you charge your clients?
One of the most important factors when looking for legal help is whether or not you can afford the lawyer you are speaking with. Make sure to ask this question early on. At AKD Law, you can also take advantage of a FREE case evaluation.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

  • They helped me with every need possible. The back issues I had could have been much worse if they didn’t step in and help me. Bart, Megan, and all the people that work for this legal team are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you all for helping me each step of the way. I can’t thank these people enough.

    - T. Gibson-Warren

  • I want to thank the whole team for all your help and persistence with my settlement. I truly appreciate.

    - A. Alfortish

  • Great experiences every time I need you guys. I always recommend your firm.

    - W. Young

  • Bart and his team were wonderful to work with. It was clear that their vision and determination to fight for our case, is why we were able to reach a settlement, where my previous attorney was not.

    - C. Perez

  • Bart Kelly and his legal team reevaluated my case after another attorney backed away from a legal challenge, I just want to say Thank You to mr kelly and his team for the hard work and dedication to my case to make it successful . Thank You

    - N. Gex

  • Attorney Kelly is an impeccable attorney. He has represented me extremely well. I was very, very, very pleased with the outcome of my settlement. He’s highly recommended … to give assistance to anyone. I thank him for his services and I’m super elated over the way he handled the case. He is a phenomenal lawyer.

    - S. Spears

  • I’ve learned the importance of having good coverage insurance, thanks to Mr. Kelly explaining everything to me. We do not hope or wait for accidents, but rest assured that I will call Mr. Kelly again if I need his services. Thank you.

    - Ann Zimmer

  • Being represented by Mr. Kelly and his legal team was a very awesome experience. They were very patient and they worked really hard in resolving my case. I would most definitely refer them to all my friends and associates. Thank you very much.

    - Nathaniel Bonney

  • I am very grateful for Mr. Bart’s assistance. He was very professional and fair. I never felt like a client with him. I always felt like a close friend. Also, I would like to thank everyone in the office for being friendly, kind, and for helping me.

    - Glac Mantuso

  • Just want to say thanks a lot because I received way more than I expected. You guys did a wonderful job of getting the max for myself and my family. Everyone I met or spoke to on the phone was really professional and nice. Once again, thanks a lot.

    - Jessica Quinn

  • J. Bart Kelly is the best attorney I have ever met. He is intelligent, caring, understanding, and knows how to protect his clients. I love his strong take-charge attitude to fight for what is right.

    - Teri Haas

  • My lawyer took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise manner. I’ve been treated fairly and with the utmost respect. I am very appreciative of all of the staff at AKD for their services.

    - James Barber

  • I am grateful for the way that my case was handled. Thanks.

    - Darryl Hill

  • Thanks to Bart and Meg. Fantastic group of people and team. Love you guys.

    - Claudine Hope

  • I was involved in a terrible accident and had a lot of serious injuries. I was so happy that Bart (and his team, including his nurse paralegal) was my attorney. The results were much more than expected as far as the settlement. Thanks.

    - Karen Bourgeois

  • I received exceptional service from the law office of Bart Kelly. He is a great attorney who cares about what you are going through, and I am very pleased with the outcome.

    - Melissa Sanchez

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