I would tell anyone — when looking for a good lawyer — you want to go to an attorney who is both a specialist in their field and prepared to take your case to trial, if necessary. Most lawyers who do a lot of television commercials are just looking to grab your business with a slick TV spot. They have no interest in getting you the best result, as they are more concerned about their own advertising budget. Other lawyers claim to have a variety of practice areas. They are what you would call a “jack of all trades, master of none”. They do everything from criminal law to family law — even personal injury. But the reality is that each area of law has become so specialized that these lawyers don’t keep up to date with the changes in the law or procedural rules. You will find that both the TV lawyer and the “jack of all trades” attorney rarely do real trial work.You want an experienced attorney who specializes in their field of practice, whether that is criminal defense, estate planning, family law, or personal injury claims. An attorney who specializes in their field has kept up with all the changes that come with the law and with the procedural rules and has handled complicated trial work, which makes a huge difference in how the claim will be litigated.