Our founder, Sarah M. Litowich, is an Oregon native who cares deeply about the legal issues that affect the families of our great state. As such, she established our law firm in to provide clients with the highest level of legal representation possible. Holding an advanced degree in conflict resolution, she strives to resolve our clients' disputes using mediation and negotiation; however, she will not hesitate to fight for our clients' best interests in court when necessary.
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:
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: