Rick is a lifelong resident and native of the Grand Rapids area. After high school, Rick joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in the infantry and took part in several combat deployments. While serving in the Marines, he attended Grand Valley State University. Rick graduated from MSU College of Law in 2012 and then served as an assistant prosecutor in Kalkaska County where he gained experience in conducting trials and handling a variety of criminal 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: