Joseph B. Burns served as Rome McGuigan's Managing Principal from 2012-2015, having spent the previous 25 years as an associate and then principal of the firm. Mr. Burns has a long and varied career as a litigator in state and federal courts and for the past twenty years has concentrated in civil and commercial litigation and appeals, personal injury litigation, intellectual property litigation and investigations.
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: