WILLIAM P. HEFFERNAN: Born Philadelphia, Pa. November 5, 1966. Admitted to Bar 1992, Illinois, US District Court Northern District of Illinois and Federal Trial Bar. Education: University of Texas at Austin (B.S. 1989) St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas (J.D. 1992). Member of DRI, Will Co. Bar Association. Serves as arbitrator on behalf of State Farm Insurance Companies in Uninsured and Underinsured cases. Mr. Heffernan has tried in excess of 50 jury trials.
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: