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How to Hire a Consumer Lawyer in Wisconsin: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Nathan DeLadurantey | Sep 13, 2023

Facing legal issues as a consumer in Wisconsin can be daunting, whether it involves disputes with businesses, product defects, or consumer fraud. In such situations, hiring an experienced consumer lawyer can make all the difference. This blog post will guide you through the process of finding and hiring a reputable consumer lawyer in the Badger State.

  1. Identify Your Legal Needs

Before starting your search for a consumer lawyer, take the time to understand your specific legal needs. Are you dealing with a contract dispute, consumer fraud, debt collection harassment, or another consumer-related issue? Knowing the nature of your problem will help you find a lawyer with the right expertise.

  1. Seek Recommendations

One of the most reliable ways to find a skilled consumer lawyer is through recommendations. Ask friends, family, or colleagues if they have had positive experiences with consumer lawyers in Wisconsin. Additionally, consider reaching out to local consumer protection agencies or organizations for referrals.

  1. Online Research

The internet can be a valuable resource for researching potential consumer lawyers. Look for law firms and attorneys in your area who specialize in consumer law. Pay attention to their websites, reviews, and testimonials to get a sense of their expertise and client satisfaction.

     4. Schedule Consultations

Contact a few potential lawyers and schedule initial consultations. Many lawyers offer free or low-cost consultations to discuss your case and assess whether they can help you. Use this opportunity to ask questions about their experience, fees, and strategy for handling your case.

      5. Ask About Experience

During the consultation, inquire about the lawyer's experience in handling consumer law cases. Ask about their track record in cases similar to yours and any specific outcomes they achieved for clients. A lawyer with a proven track record is more likely to provide effective representation.

      6. Discuss Fees and Billing

Discuss the lawyer's fee structure upfront. Some consumer lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. Others charge hourly rates or flat fees. Make sure you understand how the lawyer will bill you and any additional costs you may incur during your case.

     7. Evaluate Communication

Effective communication is essential when working with an attorney. Pay attention to how responsive and accessible the lawyer is during your initial consultation. A lawyer who is attentive and communicates clearly is more likely to provide a positive client experience.

     8. Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts when choosing a consumer lawyer. Consider how comfortable you feel with the attorney and whether you believe they genuinely care about your case. Trust and rapport can be crucial factors in a successful attorney-client relationship.

     9. Review the Engagement Agreement

Before officially hiring a consumer lawyer, carefully review the engagement agreement. This document outlines the terms of your representation, including fees, responsibilities, and expectations. Make sure you fully understand and agree to the terms before signing.


Hiring a consumer lawyer in Wisconsin is an important step toward protecting your rights and resolving consumer-related legal issues. By following these steps and conducting thorough research, you can find a skilled attorney who will advocate for your interests and help you navigate the complexities of consumer law in the Badger State. Remember that selecting the right lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Attorney Nathan DeLadurantey offers free consultations to explain your legal rights in Wisconsin. Free consultations can be scheduled online. 

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Nathan DeLadurantey

Nathan DeLadurantey ATTORNEY [email protected] Nathan is a skilled consumer lawyer who handles cases and trials all over Wisconsin. Phone consultations are always free and welcomed. Nathan has helped clients receive large jury verdicts and settlements stemming from consumer law violations, and is ready and able to assist.


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