Ms. Padilla began her legal career as a Deputy Public Defender in Fresno County. She then moved back to the Bay Area and started practicing landlord tenant law, which she has done for the past 9 years. Most recently, she was the Senior Trial Attorney for the statewide firm of Kimball, Tirey and St. John, LLP and formerly in-house counsel for the Lembi Group in San Francisco. She is now an associate attorney with Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, P.C.
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: