Many people find themselves in need of a lawyer for the first time and do not know who to turn to. Interestingly many people may find an attorney by the phone book, or word of mouth, or the internet, and hire the first attorney they meet. This is not a wise way to hire someone who may have a profound effect on their lives.
While word of mouth is better then a blind call to a phone number located in a phone book, it may still not be enough. It is not only acceptable to speak to more then one attorney, it is a good idea. It is important to like your attorney, you do not need to want to go to dinner with them, but you should be able to communicate.
A good attorney will welcome the information that you are speaking to others, because they know that if they make information clear, you will come back. Don't be afraid to ask questions and expect to receive decent answers. A bad attorney will attempt to get your money immediately and not want you to leave the office without signing up.
As you would interview different contractors and get quotes, you should do the same with an attorney.