Solid background in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, including both prosecution and defense experience. As a prosecutor, handled al1 types of cases from misdemeanor to felony offenses, including felony murder and capitol cases. In civil practice, represented a wide range of clients including physicians and hospitals in defending medical negligence claims, individuals involved in domestic/matrimonial action and individuals claiming civil rights violations.
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: