Adam Russo was born in Connecticut and moved to South Carolina as a child. Growing up in the low country, he gained a deep appreciation for the culture and ways of Charleston's society. After attending the College of Charleston, Mr. Russo completed his legal education at St. Thomas University and Florida State. While in law school he clerked for the Florida Supreme Court. Most recently, Mr. Russo was a DUI prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit, and a private defense attorney.
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: