Choosing the Right Lawyer is Vital for You and Your Case.

Making the wrong choice could be very disappointing – or even tragic.

At the Jack Bailey Law Corporation, we offer you a diverse team of outstanding attorneys. We are providing you with the following basic information to help ensure that you always choose the best lawyer for your specific case.

>As in any walk of life, not all lawyers are equal. They have different levels of experience, and some will be more experienced when it comes to your specific legal circumstances. In addition, some lawyers routinely settle cases out of court and some are aggressive in taking cases to trial.

The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and should never feel you need to make an on-the-spot decision. Discuss your perceptions of lawyers with someone close to you, then make your decision on sound judgment and the facts. Call the Jack Bailey Law Corporation at (318)222-5200 or 1-800-256-8616.

Questions you should ask any attorney whom you’re considering:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • How long have you been practicing law in Louisiana?
  • In this community?
  • How many cases have you completed?
  • How many cases like mine have you completed?
  • How many cases have you settled compared to cases brought before a judge or jury?
  • How many cases have you tried before a judge only?
  • What is your winning percentage before a judge?
  • How many cases have you tried before a jury?
  • What is your winning percentage before a jury?
  • How many million-plus dollar cases have you won?
  • What is the total amount of judgment awards and settlements you’ve won for clients?
  • If your firm takes my case, will it be assigned to another attorney?
  • If the answer to this last question is “yes” then start from the top and ask the same questions about the attorney that will be assigned to your case.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I know the firm must be busy but I would be grateful if this email could be forwarded to Mr. Bailey.

My name is Hallie W. and I am a recently admitted criminal lawyer from Texas who is currently living and working with State Prosecutors in Sydney, Australia.

My father recently emphasized the importance of taking the time to properly thank people with a hand written message. With this in mind, and since being admitted to practice as a lawyer, I decided I would take the time to write to a handful of lawyers who have had a significant impact on the type of lawyer I aspire to be to thank them. Mr. Bailey is one of those lawyers.

I first came to know of Mr. Bailey through the podcast “This American Life”. I am sure he has received numerous message since this episode was first broadcasted.

Even though Mr. Bailey did not have a practice in criminal law he represented Mr. Trastavien Hardy. The episode had an impact on me for two main reasons. One – it highlighted the state of the legal system when the State of Louisiana was appointing non-criminal lawyers to take cases. Two – how Mr. Bailey fulfilled his duty as a lawyer, which sadly does not always occur in the profession.

My passion for the law goes beyond my job and into changing the criminal justice system as a whole and this episode helped me in a way words cannot adequately describe. I had finished law school, quit my job of 3 years in property law firm to pursue criminal law, and was feeling really burnt out. The episode reminded me to aspire to be a good lawyer – not just any lawyer.

Thank you for your time and if nothing else I am grateful for the opportunity to express how much Mr. Bailey inspired me. I hope all is well at y’all’s practice.

Best regards,
Hallie W.