A native of Dunlap, Iowa, Betty earned her undergraduate degree from Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois in 1973. Before entering Creighton University Law School in Omaha, where she earned her Law Degree in 1981, she taught Social Studies and coached volleyball and basketball at the Junior High level, and taught for a year at Boys Town in Omaha. Practicing law in Omaha since 1981, Betty was one of the founding members of the Firm. She became a Partner in 1987. Her legal practice has concentrated on trial work, with an emphasis on Insurance Defense, Subrogation, and Workers Compensation. Her outside interests include skiing, hiking, soccer and other outdoor activities. Betty is also an avid reader and enjoys traveling, especially overseas and to the mountain regions of the United States.
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: