MARILYNN FRANGELLA: Born Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 1975; admitted to Illinois Bar in 2000 and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: DePaul University (B.A. 1997); The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2000). Member DuPage County, Will County and Kankakee County Bar Associations. Ms. Frangella has tried in excess of 50 jury trials.
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: