Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked for more than eleven years as an auditor and analyst for the Federal Reserve. This experience enabled me to gain valuable insight into the workings of the business world, which I believe greatly enhances my abilities to give my clients sound practical business advice in addition to meeting their legal needs.
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: