Why Hire a Local Attorney

Why Hiring a Local Attorney is Beneficial

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision, choosing an attorney to represent you can be overwhelming. You may be considering large firms in St. Cloud or the Twin Cities. There are benefits to working with an attorney close to home. The Raboin & Francis Law Firm is available to help injured people, and they are conveniently located in Baxter to meet their clients in person.

Personal communication is key
Communication is the cornerstone of every successful attorney-client relationship. There’s nothing more aggravating for an injured person than not being able to talk to their attorney. Hiring a local attorney ensures you can meet with your attorney face to face whenever necessary. You won’t have to rely on phone calls or emails as the only source of communication. John Raboin and Michelle Francis pride themselves on being available to meet with their clients in person at their Baxter office. Because they are local attorneys, they’re also able to provide home or hospital appointments when necessary.

Bigger firms aren’t always better
Some people think a bigger law firm will get them a better result. Hiring a large firm does not necessarily mean a larger settlement or a better result. Large firms often have bigger caseloads than small firms. It’s important to find an attorney that has time to give your case personal attention. They should also be willing to take time to educate you on the process and applicable law. The right attorney for your case will make sure you fully understand your legal rights.

It’s a common misconception that the best attorneys are at the biggest law firms in the biggest cities. The truth is, you can find great attorneys just about anywhere. In fact, today’s leading law school graduates, those looking to make a difference rather than make a fortune, are taking jobs in small firms that allow them to have personal relationships with their clients.

Staying local provides you better value
Hiring a local attorney can actually reduce the costs of your case. When you hire an attorney, you ultimately pay for their time and the money (costs) they spend on your case. It’s in your best interest to reduce the amount of costs billed to you. If you hire an attorney from out of town, you will ultimately pay for mileage and meals when the attorney travels for your case. Hiring a local attorney means more money remains in your pocket because your attorney won’t have to travel to represent you.

Local attorneys are directly involved in our community
When you hire a local attorney, you support your local community. Local attorneys support local businesses, hire local support staff and pay local taxes. John Raboin and Michelle Francis are involved in the Brainerd Lakes Area. In addition to serving on local boards, they recently partnered with the Baxter Café and several other local organizations to provide free weekend meals to hungry individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trust and confidence are crucial
Regardless of the size of the firm, one of the most important considerations in choosing an attorney is your level of confidence and trust that your attorney will do a good job in representing you in your time of need. It’s important to develop a personal, professional relationship with your attorney and that the lines of communication are kept open at all times. Chances are you’ll have much more interaction with your attorney at a smaller firm which means you’ll be more satisfied with your experience.