Since joining Jones Day, Sam Mandell has been involved in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, civil antitrust investigations, bankruptcy litigation, products liability defense, and class action litigation. Sam has firsthand experience in the various stages of discovery (including expert and fact witness depositions) and with evidentiary and dispositive motions. She has extensive experience with expert witnesses and with Daubert motion practice.
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: