Edwin R. Smalley is an experienced litigator who is committed to representing individuals and families who have suffered from an accident or other wrongful acts against them. He is committed to his clients and works aggressively to represent their rights. With experience as an insurance defense attorney, Mr. Smalley has a broad perspective that can only be gained from previously representing insurance interests. He knows how insurance companies and their lawyers approach a case and can better anticipate how they respond to plaintiff legal strategies. As an aggressive litigator with an insider's perspective, he is effective at reaching positive settlements on behalf of his clients - saving them the expense, stress and time of a trial. At times a settlement can't be reached. In those instances, Mr. Smalley is well prepared to argue in front of a jury and advocate aggressively for his clients' rights.
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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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