One of the things that sets our firm apart from others is my staff. Most of my staff has been with me for years. Of the many "thank you" cards we receive each year, every one compliments the dedication and hard work my staff provides to our clients. My staff and I understand that clients who come to our office are in often in crisis: crisis about their marriage/about their children/about their money and property. We recognize that our clients need efficient and understanding assistance. But we also provide something others firm may not: we are brutally honest. We will not tell you something just because it is what you want to hear. We will tell you the truth, as difficult as that may be. We will tell you how the law applies to your situation. We strategize each case to help our clients gain the best possible outcome for their circumstances. We believe that dealing from a position of knowledge and understanding gives you the power to recognize your options at a time when your life seems to be falling apart. Our success rate proves it!
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: