St. Augustine Attorneys

St. Augustine Attorneys for Your Unique Case

Selecting an attorney is an important decision. St. Augustine is proud to host some of the finest legal professionals in the industry, from personal injury and defense attorneys to corporate, tax and real estate lawyers. But how do you know which St. Augustine attorney is right for you?

St.AugustineAttorneys.com is designed as an up-to-the minute resource to highlight our city’s best, brightest and most competitive legal professionals. Use this site as a resource to help you gather information and understand your options.  Then submit this form and we will have a St. Augustine attorney contact you.  There is no cost to you and no obligation for this service.

How to Pick An Attorney

Choosing an attorney should be a rational process like any other business decision.  Unfortunately, since we often need an attorney at a very traumatic time, the decision is too often based on emotion or claims made by the lawyer or law firm.

StAugustineAttorney.com is devoted to helping consumers make intelligent choices.  We provide fact-based information about local lawyers and law firms that can help you make the right choice.  To begin the process of choosing an attorney, make yourself a checklist of the information you’ll need and questions to ask.

Areas of Practice – Does the attorney have sufficient experience in the type of counsel you need?

Years of Practice – While there are many highly skilled attorneys with only a few years of practice, depending on the severity of your case, you my want a more seasoned veteran.

Size of Law Firm – Do you want a large, multi-dimensional law firm or a small law firm, maybe even a sole practicioner?  There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of firm.

Fees – Fee structures can be very confusing.  In most large law firms, there are different fees based on the type of work performed.  Work by senior partners will be charged at one rate, while work performed by law clerks or junior partners may be charged at a significantly lower rate.  With a sole practicioner there may be fewer rates, but there may be savings based on a lower overhead.  Depending on the type of case (personal injury, malpractice or auto accidents, for example) you may be able to negotiate a contingency fee arrangement in which you pay the attorney only if you win.   But whatever the fee arrangement, be sure to have a clear understanding and agreement with your St. Augustine attorney before you engage their services.

Ratings – Martindale Hubbell is perhaps the leader in attorney rating systems.  In St. Augustine you will find attorneys with a wide range of ratings based on their professional standards, their ethical treatment of clients and their standing among their peers in the law profession.

Where else can I get information about St. Augustine attorneys?

Want to learn more about legal matters, important cases or precedents that might help you understand your own case?  Browse these other attorney-related sites of interest:

Straight to the source…read Florida statutes in their original form:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Tab=statutes&submenu=1

Browse the official website of the Florida Senate:

http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/

The Florida Bar, with more than 90,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers:

http://www.floridabar.org/