If you are hiring a lawyer to represent you in a litigation matter, you need to make sure you find out how much trial experience your lawyer has. Keep in mind, though, that most lawsuits don’t go to trial any more.
The vast majority of cases settle. The cases that go to jury trials these days tend to be small cases such as car wrecks or criminal cases. As a result, it doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with your lawyer if he hasn’t tried many cases. However, you do want to make sure that the attorney you hire has some trial experience and that they have experience in the type of case you have.