Born New York, New York, September 27, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980 Louisiana. Education: University of New Orleans (B.A., 1977); Loyola University (J.D., 1980). Member: Louisiana State and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations. Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana.
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: