There are a few critical steps to finding the BEST Personal Injury attorney to represent you. First, research is important. You must find out as much information about the attorney as well as the law group. What kind of trial and court experience do they have? Have they won awards? Does your lawyer have a great education but no experience in unique personal injury cases? Are they familiar with the different laws in other states? These are all questions that you should ask when interviewing an attorney. Here at Brooks Law Group, we pride ourselves on client oriented goals. We go above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of our clients.

When you begin looking for an attorney it is natural to ask your family and friends for their recommendation, however that may not be enough. Each case is different and must be handled accordingly. Reading the reviews online are an excellent place to start but don’t stop there. Go a step further and give the Florida Bar a call. The Florida Bar is available to provide citizens information that will help determine which attorney is the best option for each case.

The Florida Bar can be reached at 1-800-342-8011 or by going online at

The next research step is making the phone calls necessary to your top picks. If you request to meet the attorney and you are given the run-around; then depending on the service you expect, you may want to look elsewhere. A good attorney will have appointments on the calendar but will be absolutely happy to add you to their schedule as soon as possible. When you arrive to your appointment take notice of the environment; are there other clients waiting? If so, do they seem relaxed or stressed? Ask the attorney a list of questions that are important to you as well as questions that we have provided in this blog. Many personal injury firms have a contingency fee which means if they do not win your case or reach settlement then they will not get paid. The firms who do the most advertising are usually the ones who have the contingency fee offer. Many large firms are built on their advertising skills and less on the clients. It seems logical to pick a firm who is large and in-charge, but some people feel like they get “lost in the crowd.” By accessing a lawyer at local firm you can expect more personal treatment with an open door policy. Many clients at Brooks Law Group feel right at home when they walk through our doors. They know they are being taken care of and that their cases matter.

Choosing a dedicated lawyer for your personal injury claim is crucial. A lawyer who pays attention to detail, works on cases frequently, and is willing to speak with you when you call. The truth is, many people are afraid to hire lawyers and want to fight their claim on their own. Hiring a professional can minimize your stress drastically as well as optimize the settlement outcome. When you compare colleges for your children, you are looking at accreditation as well as quality- it is the same integral process when comparing lawyers. Steve Brooks is a graduate of Stetson University and is a community leader for Winter Haven and the surrounding areas. Steve was selected as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Florida by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which fewer than 1% of US lawyers are members. His brother, Beach Brooks attended Vanderbilt University as well as Stetson University and has 5-star experience in the office and at the court. These two brothers work hand in hand to provide the best personal injury law services to the central Florida region. Charles Laycock Jr. is a graduate of the legendary Tulane School of Law in New Orleans. Also known as “CJ” he has been the show stealer in court room settings with his strong approaches with Brooks for 9 years. The Brooks Law Group exemplifies what personal injury law should be and we mean business.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.