James G. Murphy is an attorney in the general practice of law. Jim practices in a variety of areas including business law, real estate, will, trusts, estates, probate planning and family law.
He graduated from East Tennessee State University and the Dickinson School of Law. Prior to beginning private practice, Jim served as law clerk to the Honorable James Marsh of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe Country. In 1987, Jim entered to private Practice.
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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