Cindy S. Yau, a founding partner of Ahmed & Yau, LLP, received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco. She is admitted to the California State Bar, the Ninth Circuit, the Northern and Eastern District of California, as well as the New York State Bar, and the Eastern and Southern District of New York. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Yau had a large, active practice in the San Francisco Bar Area focusing on Estate Planning and Immigrations matters.
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: