Ross Sutherland passed the bar in 2015 after graduating from Willamette University College of Law, located in Salem, Oregon. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas State University after his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps. He believes in listening to people's needs and finding unique solutions to their problems. Ross is an avid chess player and appreciates the strategy of battle, whether over a board or in a courtroom.
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: