McGinnis Law Firm, P.A. - Tampa, FL

410 S. Ware Blvd.Suite 402Tampa, FL 33619

Updated: 11/17/2017

Tampa Divorce - Contested, Uncontested, Complex Law Firm

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Tampa Divorce Attorney

Hillsborough County Child Custody and Support Lawyer

Visiting with an attorney for the first time can be unnerving. You are most likely unfamiliar with legal terms and may not even be certain of what type of representation you actually need.

At McGinnis Law Firm, we can help. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable. We listen to your story and ask questions that will enable us to evaluate your needs. We explain how...

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How do I choose a lawyer?

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?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

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?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.