TIMOTHY TAYLOR graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989, and from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1992. Tim received his Tennessee license to practice law in 1992, and he is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee and Eastern District of Arkansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. His practice emphasizes labor law and employment law. Tim also works as a volunteer for WEVL Memphis, 89.9 FM, where he hosts a weekly radio program of swing music.
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: