Will McElhinny joined Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe in the summer of 2015 following his clerkship for the Honorable William Alsup in the Northern District of California. Will represents employees litigating individual and class-action lawsuits. He is experienced in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, breach of contract, and executive compensation matters.
Will is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he worked on behalf of the Michigan Innocence Clinic representing innocent defendants in criminal appeals and re-trials. Before attending law school, Will worked as a paralegal at the Mississippi Center for Justice, a public interest law firm advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi.
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: