After graduating from USC in 1953, Mr. Lehman obtained his JD from UCLA in 1956. Mr. Lehman is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation for the State Bar of California. Mr. Lehman is a member of the California, Long Beach, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. He is a member of the LACBA Workers' Compensation Committee, a lecturer for CEB and a Judge Pro Tem for WCAB (Los Angeles and Long Beach). Mr. Lehman is a past president of SCAAA, and a past director of CAAA.
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: