Ask the prospective lawyer when they last had a jury trial. (I am in court on a regular basis.) Ask if they have ever represented a client who received a multi million dollar verdict. (I have.) As if they have ever been to the Supreme Court. (I have several times.) Ask if they have ever had a client awarded punitive damages by a jury. (I have.) Ask how many jury trial they have had. (I have tried dozens, both in state and federal courts, in Iowa and Nebraska.)
These are all fair questions. I put my track record up against anyone. So many lawyers talk a good game but always tell their clients to fold whenever it comes time to decide whether to go to trial or to settle. As with medical care, it is OK to ask for a second opinion. Talking to me is always free unless and until I get something done for you.
I am here to evaluate your situation and tell you with candor and decades of experience if I think you have a significant case and what you should do.