Mr. Galperson received his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992, and his JD from Southwestern University School of Law 1995. He has been a member of the California Bar since 1995. In 2005, he became a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the State Bar of California. In 2010, he became accredited to handle claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and has lectured to several groups on Workers' Compensation Law.
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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