Deborah A. Hewitt was admitted to practice in California in 1994 and now brings over 22 years of experience to her practice of family law. Ms. Hewitt is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1994 and she is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association.
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: