Our firm has roots dating back over 50 years. Initially it was a general practice firm, but since 1975 we have evolved into a law firm specializing in civil litigation. The primary focus of the firm is personal injury law, as well as workers compensation litigation on behalf of injured workers. We also represent a number of banks and specialize in commercial litigation. Both attorneys have been selected by a survey of their peers to appear in Consumer Guidebooks of Law and Leading Attorneys-Mr. Breen in personal injury and commercial litigation, and Mr. Person in worker's compensation and real estate. Mr. Breen was selected in 1998-2005 as a "Super Lawyer" by Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine.
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: