William F. Kimball , born Calumet, Michigan, January 30, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, Michigan; 1984, Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1979); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1982). Member: Cameron County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas.
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: