While at The Ohio State University, Valerie was a Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special Recognition, Articles Editor for the Ohio State Journal for Dispute Resolution with a published Journal Note on FDA rulemaking (February 2017, Mayhew-Hite Report), and Health Law Society President from 2016-2017. Valerie is interested in Healthcare and Food/Drug Law. Outside of work, she enjoys dog sitting, cooking and practicing yoga.
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: