JAMES R. FABRIZIO, (1949-2013): Born Chicago, Illinois, November 21, 1949; admitted to Bar 1976, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: University of Illinois (B.A. 1971); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with high honors, 1976); Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1976. Instructor Legal Writing, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1976-77. Law Clerk of Hon. Howard C. Ryan, Illinois Supreme Court, 1976-77. Member: Will County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Illinois Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute. Mr. Fabrizio has tried in excess of 50 jury trials.
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?
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