We are a locally owned, results-oriented law firm serving Florida from our Tampa office. With over a decade of experience, our lawyers fight for you as you confront any legal challenge. Whether facing a serious criminal, business litigation matter, consumer protection issue or you have been injured in an accident, no challenge is too large or too small for our experienced attorneys.
Choosing a lawyer is difficult. Lawyers have been known to take your money, tell you exactly what you want to hear, and then when things go wrong they can just blame someone else. By the time you realize your attorney wasn’t looking out for you, the damage is already done.
At Shrader Mendez & O’Connell we pride ourselves on our honesty with our clients. We tell our clients the truth about their situation, the risks they face, the challenges ahead, and the best possible path to achieve their goals.
When you need to hire a lawyer for any situation, there are a few things you can do to avoid hiring one who is only interested in helping themselves.
1. Don’t base your decision on money. When deciding on an attorney, many individuals often don’t have much to go on other than price. And many corporations only look at the bottom line. There are many factors that go in to choosing the right lawyer. While price is a factor, it should not be the main one. In a few years, you won’t miss the money. But choosing the wrong attorney can impact you for years after the case is over.
At Shrader Mendez & O’Connell we realize that nobody saves their hard-earned money hoping to someday use it to hire a lawyer. As a boutique practice, we have the ability to work with our clients regarding the financial impact of the representation.
2. Don’t hire a lawyer you don’t feel comfortable with. An attorney is, above all else, a trusted advisor. If you don’t trust your lawyer, you can’t feel confident that they’re doing everything in their power to address your legal situation. If your lawyer can’t explain what is happening and why, how do you know that they’re doing the right thing for you?
If you hire Shrader Mendez & O’Connell, you can have confidence that you’ll be getting the best advice possible and that we’ll give you straight-talk every step of the way. The legal system is complicated, but we work hard to make it easy to understand where your case is going and why.
3. Don’t just listen to what you want to hear. Many lawyers are experts at telling clients that their case is a slam dunk. And when the case is over, and they’ve lost, they can point the finger at the judge, the jury, or other side and blame them.
Every case has risk. If your lawyer isn’t telling you about the dangers ahead, you are going into battle unarmed. At Shrader Mendez & O’Connell, we will give you the best advice we can. Sometimes that means acknowledging challenges to overcome. But if we don’t tell you the truth, we’re not doing our job.
If you need legal help, please call Shrader Mendez & O’Connell at 813-360-1529.