Kristin Hanson grew up in Littleton, Massachusetts and graduated from Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts in 1966. She attended Bennington College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1971 with a B.A. in English. She attended graduate school in History of Art at the Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas during 1972-3. In 1978 she entered Law School at St. Mary's University where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 1981. As a third year student, Kristin Hanson was president of the Women's Bar Association. She was a member of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity.
Ms. Hanson was licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in May of 1981 and has been in private practice in San Antonio since May, 1981. Ms. Hanson's practice is focused on child custody, child abuse and neglect issues. She has been a board member of the children's court attorney association for many years.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?