Ranked by Washingtonian Magazine as a top personal injury lawyer since December 2004, Mr. Somer has practiced personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, negligence and medical malpractice law for over 16 years and has conducted over 300 trials in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC state and federal courts. He has numerous six-figure verdicts and settlements and successful recoveries in nearly every case. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC and Georgia and is a longstanding member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the DC Bar Personal Injury Section, and the Virginia State 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: