FRANK W. RUSSO, graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, where he served on the admissions committee and as editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, in 1981. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1981, and is a member as well of the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Attorney Russo's practice consists primarily of matters involving criminal defense, auto accident claims and worker's compensation cases.
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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