Ben Herren graduated from The University of Iowa and The University of Iowa Law School. Ben worked for the State of Alaska for 13 years prosecuting all types of criminal cases including homicides. Ben also represented the State of Alaska appeals cases, and worked for the County of Maui prosecutors office for four years.
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: