The Law Offices of Heather J. Mattes limits its practice to criminal defense in the state and federal courts. Ms. Mattes believes the Fourth Amendment guarantees everyone a zealous defense no matter what he or she is accused of. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and legal standards of representation in and out of the courtroom. Ms. Mattes investigates each case for possible defenses, prosecutorial vulnerabilities and mitigation to obtain the best available outcome for the clients. Those with mental health, alcohol or substance abuse concerns can equally expect confidential, compassionate and thorough legal counsel.Read less
Evidence and Forensic Science, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2006 - Present
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?