As an attorney, the first thing I do is listen. Only by listening can I understand your unique needs. It is your needs that dictate the strategy and solutions you and I will work out together.
I handle family law, including divorces and child custody; bankruptcy; estate matters including wills, probate, and trusts; contract and payment disputes; and small business 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:
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: