So, I found a lawyer who is (potentially) willing to take on my case at a lower fee than the other lawyer who offered to take it. Obviously, cheaper is better, all else being equal, but I need to make sure they are equal first.
What's a good way to check up on a particular lawyer— that is, to make sure he's in good standing with the bar and to see if and how many similar cases he's taken. (Many people have told me that no one handles my sort of case exclusively, so I'm not surprised to see other types of work in his practice area, but I want to make sure he's had at least some prior experience in this area before I sign a retainer.)
Also, does anybody know anything about **********.com? Obviously, I'd try to check this person's history and experience and would attend a consultation in his office before making any decision, but does that site bring up any red flags to anyone?
The state is New York, but I'd prefer not to disclose the nature of the case.