Sylvia J. Luke joined the firm in 1995. While she was attending the University of San Francisco School of Law, she was a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review. From 1996-1997, she served as a "Barrister" in the American Inn of Court, which mentors law students. Since 2000, she has also served on the Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Equality and Access to the Courts.
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: