Ryan began his professional career as a business consultant in the Bay Area, and after several years he decided to attend law school. In the early part of his career as an attorney Ryan focused primarily on real estate matters, and he continues to enjoy working with clients on real estate related issues as part of his role in helping them with estate planning, disability and long-term care planning, probate and trust matters, and protected proceedings. He regularly teaches seminars for the public and for other professionals on topics related to his areas of practice.
When not working, Ryan is an active member of his church and community, and he likes to spend time with his wife and four boys, who share his love of the outdoors, swimming, and travel.
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: