Liz Georg, admitted to the West Virginia State Bar 1-10-07 and admitted to the Maryland State Bar 12-11-07, she prepares many forms of legal documents including: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Minutes, Operating Agreements.
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: