THERESA A. DEEB, born 1959; admitted to bar, 1996, Florida and U.S. District Court. Education: University of South Florida (B.A., 1984); Stetson University (J.D., cum laude, 1995). Member: St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Associations; The Florida Bar. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation.
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: