By: Ralph S.
Sherry F. Ellis, P.A.
A three month hospitalization including spinal surgery and my failure to having secured medical insurance beforehand totally wiped out both my checking account and my savings account . Declaring bankruptcy seemed like one more nightmare to deal with , but Sherry took every bit of stress off my mind and explained in detail how she would work through the steps for me . All I had to concern myself with was to recover from my illness . She's a real professional and knows exactly how to both reassure her clients and to navigate the complicated process . My case is now ready to close , my credit is good and I am so very glad that Sherry had been recommended to me when things seemed so hopeless.
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Law Office Of Barbara J Ingram
I had a very complex case. Ms. Ingram and her staff were extraordinary. They kept me well informed of their progress, they all worked very professionally with my eccentric relatives, and did a great job of moving my case through the overbooked legal system in Sarasota. I can not thank Ms. Ingram and her excellent staff enough for their efforts and fine results.
By: Lynn M.
King Jeffrey A
In the roughly 30 years that Jeff has been my attorney, he has helped me through a lot of the typical legal situations that come up in life. He is calm, knowledgeable, reasonable, and thorough. Thank you, Jeff, for all the help over all the years. Long may you continue to practice! All the best,Lynn McGonagill
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Law Office of Philip J. Schipani
Mr. Schipani went above and beyond to help our family. He handled our case with both compassion and legal accuracy. His work preparing us for court was very helpful. We can't thank him enough for his superb work.
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By: Gary W.
Bell Michael J
I have known Michael Belle for over 3o years. I would have no other real estate closing attorney to close my deals. The staff at The Law Office of Michael J Belle law firm are very detailed professionals.
By: Gene H.
Leslie Wulfsohn Loftus and Loftus Law Offices
Leslie is a professional and knows how to listen. She is thoughtful and has the experience to handle any legal case. I would recommend her to anyone considering going through a costly divorce.
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The Law Office of Laureen Cameron
She is very caring and compassionate! She will get the best outcome possible. I don't know what I would have done without her a few years ago, I will always recommend her!
By: John L.
Eslich Law Group
Awesome Law office ...Kal and Nick are awesome to work with especially Criminal law where they helped a friend of mine with a DUI and worked out all the details.
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By: Paul B.
Blucher Law Group, PLLC
Blucher Law Group, PLLC assists buyers, sellers and realtors from Contract to Closing. We have the experience to make a difficult transaction flawless!
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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