Request an appointment
When consulting with your prospective tax attorney, you should ask them many questions such as how they will approach your case. In most cases, just like filing for your yearly tax return, tax attorneys charge fees on a contingency basis. What this means is that the amount of the total fee mostly depends on the tax appeal’s outcome. So with this in mind, most of the time you shouldn’t worry about having to pay an initial service fee.
Another key reason as to why setting up an appointment can help you find the right tax attorney for your needs, is that you can determine whether or not he or she is on the same page as you. Additionally, you will have the chance to see just how much value they can offer for your tax needs by asking them relevant questions.
Ask close friends or colleagues for references.
You never know just how much information your friends are colleagues can provide you with that can help you find a reputable attorney. They’re someone you can trust for reliable guidance. Because of the direct experience that they may have had in the past from dealing with a tax attorney, they may be able provide you with a quality reference or discourage you from hiring someone they’ve had a bad experience with. If you don’t have any luck with acquiring sufficient references from your friends or colleagues, you may find it beneficial to use the internet to find reviews. If that doesn’t work you should ask the attorney for a list of clients who can provide feedback.
Check to see if the attorney has a Martindale-Hubbell rating
About a total of 50% of all USA lawyers have achieved this rating, and it may be possible that you’ll be able to find the prospective attorneys rating on here as well. As a matter of fact, being the largest worldwide directory for lawyers, its directory includes over one million lawyers in USA alone.
Even if a lawyer scores and A, B, or C, and they will be in the top 50%. The highest rating, even higher than A, is AV, so if the attorney has this score it may be likely that you’d want a hire him or her. Another great resource that you can check is avvo.com. It has a great deal of client feedback, so it may be possible that you’ll find some feedback for the attorney you’re interested in hiring there.
Ask the Attorney as to whom will be working on the Case.
It is important to verify how experienced the individual is and how capable they are for working on your case. The last thing that you would want to occur is having a lot of your valuable time spent on hiring the right attorney wasted because their worker does a poor job on your tax appeal.
Always Verify Their Assurances
Just because an attorney assures you that they have the sufficient skills and experience to do an efficient job for your specific tax requirements, it doesn’t mean that what they say is always true. Always do your due diligence on researching the attorney’s claims before hiring him or her.