Questions You Should Ask A Potential Attorney

Elder law is a particularly detailed and complicated area, and it can be confusing for those who have a pending case. Issues with estate management, probate disputes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more can be overwhelming, and you may need an experienced attorney to help you. But how do you find one in the huge city of Chicago? The attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, know that asking certain questions when looking for a lawyer can be a great way to filter out attorneys to find the one that best suits your needs.

Questions to Ask

There are numerous questions you can ask a potential lawyer to help you gauge whether or not he or she will complement your needs. These questions help you determine the practices of an attorney before, during, after the case:

  • How many cases like mine have you argued? How many have you won?
  • What are your fees? Do your fees stay the same, win or lose?
  • What do you expect me to do during the case?
  • How do you handle enforcement of court orders?

The answers to these questions should give you a sense of a potential attorney’s fit for your needs. If you like the answers, asking more detailed questions can ensure that this attorney will work best with you on your case.

Contact an Elder Law Attorney in Chicago

If you or a loved one needs help with an elder law issue, contact the legal team of Peck Ritchey, LLC, today. Call our Chicago offices at (855) 328-5787 to learn how we may help from one of our knowledgeable elder law attorneys.


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–Jon T.

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I solicited Peck Ritchey, LLC for assistance with a living trust for which I became the beneficiary. I needed assistance with understanding the details of how it all worked. However, I was especially concerned because there were threats of allegations made by family members and a lawsuit was filed against me. I needed a solid professional who had my best interests in mind. Peter Brady took my case and he managed it flawlessly. He explained everything in a way I could understand, he knew the law inside and out, he was always available to answer questions, and even offer support when things seemed like they could become extremely problematic. In addition to this, he had a plan. He navigated the course as if he already knew the next move by the opposing attorney. He made me feel like everything was in control and that’s because he knew exactly what he was doing and he consulted with me about everything. We ended up settling out of court and ultimately the court officially dismissed the lawsuit. I honestly believe if it wasn’t for Peter and his expertise this could have gone in an entirely different direction. Peter did a stellar job and I couldn’t be more pleased and impressed with his performance.

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