Robert D. Reese has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law in Birmingham and the surrounding area since 1994. He is the managing partner of Bond, Botes, Reese, and Shinn, P.C. and is a shareholder in the Bond and Botes office's in Gadsden, AL and Jackson, MS. He holds a BS degree from Jacksonville State University and received his Juris Doctorate from The Birmingham School of Law. Robert is a member of NACBA and the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association.
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: