Russell has been a partner in the firm of Harlan, Still & Koch for more than 30 years and has successfully represented thousands of claimants in Missouri Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, Long Term Disability and Personal Injury cases. Other attorneys often consult with him on Social Security and Workers Compensation benefits.
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: