One bad search: Low cost dwi attorney nj

I always like to check my web stats and see how people got to my blogs.  However, I was a little concerned today when I saw this search result: “low cost dwi attorney nj”.   First of all, I have no idea how that search term pulled up this blog.  Second, I  am not a low cost anything attorney. 

This is just my opinion and I’m not going to beat a dead horse here but I have to at least say it once.  Trying to cut costs on attorneys could really lead to very bad results.  I know, I see it all the time.  I think most people know this but to many people are just so concerned with saving money when it comes to lawyers that they think they can get something for nothing.

If you didn’t already know, lawyers are expensive!  But look at  it this way, if you had to get surgery that could save your life or improve your health, would you go with a guy in a back alley for $500 or a guy in a nice hospital for $5000?  For whatever reason, some people don’t make this connection when it comes to lawyers. 

Here is another way to think about it.  Look at all of the people that hire decent attorneys.  Are they all nuts?  If they were able to make the money in the first place, they probably know what they are doing. 

Now don’t get me wrong, spending more money doesn’t always equate to great results.  I just met with a couple who spent a ton of money on a celebrity attorney that didn’t seem to do much for them.  I would have charged them about an 8th of what this guy charged and I could have probably got a better result. 

I’ve met with so many people that wasted their money with cheap attorneys.  The saying “I wish I would have hired you first” is heard often.  But this is not about me or my firm.  Its about getting a good attorney and getting what you pay for.  If the attorney you meet with is a little more than another attorney, make sure you are getting some value.

Here is another quick example.  When I go to a court, I usually have only one file.  Other attorneys have 10 and they are running around like crazy.  Do you honestly think that the attorney with those 10 files can give the proper attention to all 10 files or is my client better off because he has my complete undivided attention?

Posted on July 1, 2009, in My Practice and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on One bad search: Low cost dwi attorney nj.

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