A Must Ask Before You Hire an Attorney!

Posted by Corey L. Scott | Dec 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

“How would you handle my case?”

In my opinion, this question is one of the most important questions to ask any prospective attorney. With the proper documentation and charging information, and after getting a chance to talk over your version of events, your potential attorney should be able to give you an informed estimation on how they would approach your case. They ought to be able to discuss possible issues they see with your case, as well as potential advantages. You should have at least a rough idea of how your attorney will proceed with the case, such as what witnesses they will want to speak with, if they would like to go to the scene, and so on.

Of course, a lot of times an attorney won't be able to anticipate exactly everything they would do. This is because while on a case, a big component of our job is reacting to things. There may be a new development in the case, or new evidence might surface, or a new witness might come forward. New charges could come up, or the current charges could somehow change. While those are all things that no attorney will be able to predict, they should at least be able to provide you with enough information for you to make an informed decision. Consider how you feel about this attorney's approach, if you agree with their philosophy, and whether you think this attorney is a good fit.

It is possible that this post isn't for you, but for someone else in your life who is facing charges. If it is you, or someone else, just be sure to ask this very important question. There are several items you are going to want to put forward to any attorney you consider hiring, but I want to especially highlight this one. My name is Corey Scott and I have been a criminal defense attorney in Indianapolis for almost 20 years. I would be more than happy to answer any questions related to this or anything else. Until next time, remember this- if you have to be guilty of anything, be guilty of greatness.

About the Author

Corey L. Scott

Corey L. Scott, was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. Upon graduation from East Chicago Central High School, Corey attended Indiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.  Upon graduation, Corey accepted a position with the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division where he served with distinction for the next nine years, eventually being promoted to Director of the Youth Counseling Department. Pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney, Corey attended the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.  While in law school, Corey was an Indiana Council on Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellow and participated in Moot Court competitions.  He also worked in the Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division as a bailiff and research assistant to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, who serves as a Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Corey also served as an internship law clerk to the Honorable Judge, Margret G. Robb, at the Indiana Court of Appeals. Finally, upon graduation from law school, Corey had the distinct honor and privilege to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice, Robert D. Rucker, who sits on the Indiana Supreme Court. Corey then became an associate with Mike Norris Law Office, where he specialized in bankruptcy law with a main concentration on working to assist families obtain a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Still a young attorney, Corey then served as a public defender at the Marion County Public Defender Agency.  In this position, Corey gained invaluable trial experience by defending clients in a wide range of matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies on a daily basis.  It was also during this time that Corey discovered his passion for representing and serving "everyday people." An entrepreneur at heart, Corey established the Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C.  Since then, he and his staff have served the greater Indianapolis community and surrounding counties in several legal disciplines including: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Family Law.  In keeping with his vision, Corey L. Scott, P.C., is a client focused, results oriented general law practice that endeavors to provide legal solutions for "everyday people" charged with a crime, dealing with financial crisis or going through a difficult divorce. Corey has also been active serving the greater Indianapolis community by participating in pro bono programs such as "Ask a Lawyer," the "Modest Means" panel program which allows individuals to afford legal counsel at a fraction of normal rates, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and the Heartland Pro Bono Council program. Corey is a proud member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

About Our Firm

The Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C., provides professional solutions to everyday people by consistently delivering high quality legal services and building trusting relationships with its clients.

Practice Areas

The Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C., specializes in Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law.


We are advisors, advocates, counselors and strategists for every client, everyday and on every case. Contact the Law Office of Corey L. Scott, P.C. today.