Andrea Soliz is an associate with the Law Offices of Fabian C. Serrato in Santa Ana, California. She has been a member of the firm for ten years and has extensive experience in immigration and personal injury matters. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Law Section and the Orange County Bar Association. She earned her J.D. in 2005 from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and her B.A. in 2002 from UCLA.
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: