TIMOTHY J. DOYLE joined the Law Offices of Thomas F. Colonna and Associates in 1998 as a general practitioner. In 2000 he became a principal in the Law Offices of Colonna & Doyle. Mr. Doyle manages the practice's residential real estate conveyancing department. Mr. Doyle received his B.A. degree from Fordham University and J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Mr. Doyle is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and Essex County 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:
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