James A. Devine practices both public and private sector employment law. He also provides legal assistance to members of the military, veterans, and their families. His background includes service on active duty as a U.S. Marine Corps lawyer, as an assistant Illinois state’s attorney, and assistant Illinois attorney general. He spent over twenty years as a civilian in the Pentagon before recently returning to Illinois. Mr. Devine received his Juris Doctor degree from DePaulUniversity in Chicago.
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?
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