Mr. Brown is "of counsel" to the firm. His prior practice was primarily limited to representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Since his graduation from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981, Mr. Brown was a trial lawyer. Mr. Brown is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the USMCR.
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: