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02/25/2017
By: Trina M.
Wildrige Geoffrey B Law Office
I sought Mr. Wildridge's expertise on behalf of a friend. Mr. Wildridge impressed me not only with his professionalism and legal knowledge, but also with his integrity and humanity. He believed that my friend is innocent and that went a long way psychologically to face the situation we found ourselves in. In my interactions with him, I found him to be very sympathetic and compassionate. And to my amazement, the charges for his expert service was very little. Mr. Wildridge helps dispel the stereotype that lawyer don't care for their clients, they only care about profit. Our society would be a much better place if there were more people and more lawyers like him. Thank you, Mr. Wildridge for believing in us and for exonerating my friend.
04/10/2011
By: kathybrave
Donnellan, Barry
Barry Donnellan has been a great attorney in requareds to helping people with disabilities...he has been kind, considerate, and respectful. I would highly recommend him to anyone however, he is honest, and is definatley a person of his word. Its hard sometimes when a person has disability to find someone with the pacience to listen to us and understand. He is by nature a considerate person. Thank you for helping me Barry when no one else would, for that i will be eternally grateful for not only for me but my special needs daughter also!!!
02/03/2015
By: Anna F.
James M Hackett Law Offices
Mr. Hackett has been Amazing and has gone above and beyond to help our family! If you are looking for someone with integrity and knows how to get the job done, James Hackett is your man!
04/16/2015
By: Adam G.
Kramer Michael C Atty
mike Kramer is highly skilledtalented attorney
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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