If you’ve never needed an attorney before, your experience with them has probably been limited to what you see on television. But while big, multi-billion dollar legal firms make for great television and movies, they aren’t always what’s best for you when you have been charged with a crime in Vista. In fact, in many cases, a small legal office with one lawyer, like the defense firm owned by Peter M. Liss, is a better option.
The reason smaller firms are often better is because they can offer you the personalized service you deserve. The types of legal firms featured on most TV shows and movies involve dozens of lawyers, each with their own team of paralegals and secretaries who do the majority of research for your case. In fact, unless you’re a billionaire paying for the attention of these firm’s top attorneys, your actual lawyer might only look at your case for a few minutes before he consults with you and before he goes to court. The rest of the time, his team will be doing the prep work for him.
With a top defense lawyer who works with only one secretary, like Peter Liss, you can be sure your case is personally handled by the attorney you hired. If you have any questions, he will be able to call you back quickly and answer them directly -not with the help of a paralegal who hasn’t yet graduated law school or an assistant attorney who has only been practicing law for the last six months. Peter M. Liss has over 30 years of experience and when you hire him, you will be receiving the benefit of this experience first hand. Additionally, while Mr. Liss prefers running his own solo firm, he has credentials matching or exceeding big law firm lawyers -including graduating from a Top Ten law school, Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law).
Even if you do find a large firm that can provide the same level of service as defense lawyer Peter M. Liss, they will almost certainly not be able to offer competitive rates like Mr. Liss as these large companies must pay for their massive offices and their large teams of paralegals and assistants.
If you still aren’t sure which defense attorney to go with, try scheduling a consultation and speaking with the lawyer who will handle your case. Be sure to ask some of these questions to help evaluate your potential defense lawyer.
Criminal lawyer Peter M. Liss will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Just call (760) 643-4050 to schedule an appointment.
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