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I've got a friend looking for a labor relations firm, but they don't how to choose a firm that has a successful track record for winning in similar suits. How does one determine which firm will be more likely to ensure a positive outcome?

Asked By: The Answerer - 9/14/2010
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After working at law firms for most of my life, I must conclude that there is no sure way for a person with no familiarity of the law to know what they are getting when they hire an attorney. I have a few suggestions, but these in no way determine whether your hiring a reputable firm. First, review the bar... More
Answered By: IDONTKNOW - 9/14/2010
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Bring an ambulance siren and set it up outside the office door with a remote. Upon entering the office, ring the siren, if they remain in the building you've got yourself a good lawyer. Caveat Emptor, watch out for stampedes!
Answered By: Joe B - 9/14/2010
 
You can try Martindale. www.martindale.com
Answered By: Eisbär - 9/14/2010
 
check with the Better Business Bureau
Answered By: Mr.Nobody - 9/14/2010
 
I do not have any idea how he could chose a law firm that would be more likely to ensure a positive outcome for him. However, to see if a law firm is reputable, you can contact the American Bar Associate or your state's professional licensing agent. They can tell you if the law firm is licensed to do business in... More
Answered By: bettyswestbrook - 9/14/2010
 
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