Saira Amir's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and internal corporate investigations. Her experience includes managing discovery in pending litigation and conducting factual investigations relating to allegations implicating both criminal statutes and potential civil causes of action. Currently, she is a member of the legal team representing a major energy company in worldwide litigation. Saira also maintains an active pro bono 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?
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