JESSICA BRADLEY WISEMAN is a 2007 graduate of Sewanee, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law, where she was the Symposium Editor of the Memphis Law Review, a Student Justice on the Honor Council, and a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. Her practice areas include social security, personal injury, immigration, criminal, and labor law. Jessica enjoys running and being a “big sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis.
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: