He is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association as well as having been admitted to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has lectured on various issues involving Family Law and Civil Procedure at the University of South Florida, Pasco-Hernando Community College, and for the Dads Assisting Dads Support Group in Pinellas County. He is past member of the Town of Belleair Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals. John has lived in Clearwater his entire life. He is a graduate of Clearwater Largo Christian High School and St. Petersburg Junior College and received his AA from St. Petersburg Junior College, his BA in Political Science from The University of South Florida, and his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law.
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: