Mr. Balch first practiced law in Washington, D.C., in the area of communications and administrative law. He relocated to Michigan in 1986 where he was general counsel to a multiple station radio station owner. In 1994 he moved to Auburn, Alabama, where his wife is on the faculty at Auburn University.
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: