Charles J. Hertel, a firm partner, was admitted to the Wisconsin bar and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin in 1980. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the United States Supreme Court Bar. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, business organizations, commercial law, secured transactions, and real estate.
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: