There is no sure-fire method for selecting legal counsel. The decision often depends on many intangible factors that vary from person to person, and case to case. But that is probably as it should be, for the decision to hire a lawyer is intensely personal.
You are trusting the attorney with your legal affairs, which may involve some of the most intimate aspects of your life. In the end, you should devote at least as much attention to picking the right lawyer as you would to picking out the right car.
You can, after all, ride around quite nicely in a car that is not quite the color you wanted, or has less trim that you would have preferred. But entrusting your affairs to the wrong lawyer can prove disastrous to your legal well-being...and quite expensive, besides.
Jeffrey Caminsky, a veteran public prosecutor in Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. Both his science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the first volume in the Guardians of Peace (tm) science fiction adventure series, and The Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating, are published by New Alexandria Press, http://www.newalexandriapress.com/.