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How To Choose An Attorney

We are here to make choosing an attorney simple.

With many different law firms throughout the Puget Sound Region, you have many choices in who you hire to represent you. We recommend that you keep these factors in mind when considering your options:

  1. Approach your decision as a potential business relationship, not a potential friendship. While it's important to have confidence in your Attorney and to trust their judgment, work to keep your relationship professional.
  2. Avoid choosing a Lawyer based on a TV ad or a phonebook ad. These types tend not to impress a judge.
  3. Ask friends, relatives and acquaintances for recommendations.
  4. Use the Internet. Search Engines can help find lawyers in your region. Check ratings and legal directories such as Lawyers.com and AVVO.com.
  5. Make sure you hire the attorney that you NEED. If you have specific legal needs such as personal injury, make sure you hire an attorney who focuses and has experience in that specialty area. Different areas of law are extremely different from each other, and each is equally complex.
  6. Meet with each attorney to collect the facts and make an informed decision. Make sure you must feel comfortable enough to tell him or her, honestly and completely, all the facts necessary to resolve your problem.
  7. Consider payment terms and options. Hourly or percentage. If hourly there is typically a retainer due upfront. Make sure you have an itemized list of what you can expect from your retainer.
  8. Perhaps the most important factor to consider is attorney experience and track record. Consider the type of cases they have tried and the outcomes. Make sure that you are hiring a firm you are confident can represent your needs. An attorney or firm with extensive experience in your area of need is a critical component for you to evaluate.

Other web suggestions to review when interviewing and hiring an attorney:


Success Stories

  • If he said he was going to do something he did it. He has integrity.

    “Wayne Fricke is a terrific lawyer who knows the law. The following are only several of many ways Mr. Fricke supported me during my time of crisis: 1. Explained the charges against me in a manner that ...”

    - Former Client
  • He always exceeds expectations.

    “Mr. Fricke has been our family lawyer for about 5 years. He has done an amazing job representing my family and I. He always exceeds expectations and informs us on everything going on.”

    - Jen
  • He, at no time, treated me as though I was guilty.

    “I was accused of domestic violence and need a Lawyer to defend me. Not knowing who to hire I started with Mr. K.W. This lawyer did not seem to believe in my innocence and I was looking at 3 to 5 ...”

    - Craig
  • Mr. Fricke had his office call me weekly for updates.

    “A few years ago, I was involved in a car accident. Due to my injuries, I hired an attorney who seemingly disappeared. I was in crisis after calling the court and finding out my case had been dismissed ...”

    - Sharyl
  • He is always honest and straight forward.

    “I hired Lance Hester to help me with 2 different legal matters. One was a felony criminal case and the other was a family law issue. In the felony criminal case this individual had everything to lose ...”

    - Former Client

Proven Results

  • Reduced Sentence Drug Crime
  • Case Dismissed Multiple Counts of Child Exploitation
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence
  • Four Felony Charges Dismissed Four Felony Counts
  • Reduced Sentence Drug Distribution
  • Vacated Conviction 4th Degree Assault
  • Case Dismissed Possession of Stolen Property
  • Two Restraining Orders Granted Anti-harassment Orders
  • Federal Court Success Federal Probation Violation
  • Case Dismissed Rape

Why Choose the Hester Law Group?

  • Accessible to Clients

    We understand the urgency clients have when they need an attorney. We are available  24/7 to help you.

  • We Truly Care

    We feel honored to help someone through the toughest time they will ever go through.

  • Personalized Approach

    At Hester Law Group, we use a personal approach that best suits the needs of our clients.

  • Unparalleled Experience

    We have been a successful team for two decades and have over 130 years of combined experience.

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