GREGORY L. PEYLA: Born Joliet, Illinois, June 18, 1953; admitted to Bar 1980, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: University of London and Tulane University (B.A. 1975); Tulane University (J.D. 1978); University of Chicago (M.L.A. 2001). Member: Will County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; American Judicature Society. Current Chairman of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA Board of Directors. Past President of the Joliet Rotary Club. Mr. Peyla has represented both petitioners and respondents in workers' compensation claims for over 30 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:
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