You should ask a lawyer before you retain him for a malpractice case what is their experience in bringing these cases?. How many have they actually filed? How many have they litigated and how many have they tried? You also need to understand that legal malpractice work is a very specialized work and a lawyer who works in this area shouldn’t need to do a lot of consultation with other lawyers before he makes his decision. He should be able to look you in the eye, listen to your case and make a decision.