Amanda Schapel's practice focuses on insurance policyholder coverage and complex commercial litigation. Her recent representations include a multimillion dollar policy dispute stemming from a high-profile securities fraud case and an international environmental suit involving federal court proceedings, foreign courts, and international arbitration tribunals. Amanda's experience also includes litigating patent infringement and other intellectual property matters.
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:
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