Denise K.H. Kawatachi joined the firm in 1998. She received her undergraduate degree in International Business, with distinction, from the University of Hawaii. She received her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Ms. Kawatachi has handled a wide range of personal injury cases throughout the islands.
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: