Nikki was born in Albany, NY and attended Schalmont High School in Schenectady, NY. After graduating from Union College in Schenectady, NY, Nikki entered the University at Buffalo Law School in Buffalo NY. Nikki began her legal career at Hiscock & Barclay LLP in Albany, NY, doing mainly insurance defense litigation. She joined Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP in 2017 as an associate attorney where she practices workers compensation difference.
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: