Agreed with Mickey. Reading Bogleheads' will get you a great grounding before you interview anyone.
Have you not had an FA before and want one now?
There are some great FAs and there are some horrible ones. The problem can come down to how they're compensated as well. You can look for a fee-only one as a way to mitigate that a bit, potentially. Just ask lots of questions until you're comfortable and walk the minute you're not.
Another option that you might want to consider is hiring a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). They make a percentage based on the amount of assets under management (AUM). One of the better known, well-respected RIA companies around is Portfolio Solutions (Welcome to Portfolio Solutions
). Frankly, there's a good chance that I'll go with them once I get closer to retirement.