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19 Useful Questions to Ask a Prospective Dallas Business Law Attorney During Your Initial Consultation 

Dallas business attorney, Richard “Ric” Armstrong, believes that the relationship between entrepreneurs and their attorneys matters hugely.

You don’t have to be best friends with your lawyer, but you should feel at ease with, and experience some rapport with, him or her. To establish a solid relationship, ask questions before you engage services to ensure a positive experience:

1.    What inspired you to get into business law?
2.    What is your law firm’s vision and purpose?
3.    How much have you worked with businesses in my industry?
4.    Can you describe some challenging cases you have handled?
5.    How do you approach conflict resolution?
6.    Will I be working with anyone else in the firm?
7.    Do you work with any of my competitors?
8.    What is your typical response time?
9.    Why should someone NOT hire you?
10.    Are you a member of any specialized bar associations?
11.    Are you willing to make a referral to another attorney if you lack experience in an area I need?
12.    Can you represent me even if my business grows beyond the $5 or $10 million per year mark?
13.    What is your preferred way of communicating with your clients?
14.    Do you have references that I can contact?
15.    What is the likelihood of success in my case/situation?
16.    What strategy do you propose I take given the particulars of where my business is and my ideal vision?
17.    What are the risks associated with my proposed plans of action?
18.    What ways can I reduce my legal costs?
19.    How does your billing work?

The answers to these questions can help determine which law firm is most suited to your situation. Spend time after your consultation to analyze the responses you get, and also listen to your intuition before making a decision about who should represent you.

Want to speak with an experienced Dallas business attorney? Please call Armstrong, the Law Firm, P.C. now at (972) 424-5297 to schedule a private conversation.


Richard L. Armstrong, Principal


  1. All good questions! It really does pay to take a little extra time upfront to make sure you and your lawyer are a fit. It saves both time and money in the long run, so this crucial step should not be overlooked. Thanks for posting!

  2. Although you may be uncomfortable with the idea of interviewing your prospective attorney, any good lawyer will understand completely, knowing that his services to you are very valuable. If an attorney does not like you asking questions before hiring him, it’s best to find someone else ASAP.

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1400 Gables Ct #103
Plano, TX 75075

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5601 Bridge Street, Ste. 300
Ft. Worth, Texas 76112

Phone: (972) 424-5297