A Lawsuit Is Serious
If you have to file or defend a lawsuit, you have a very serious problem that needs prompt attention. Don't believe anybody who makes a lawsuit appear to be quick and easy, because they are not telling you the truth. Resolution of your legal problem will take a substantial amount of time and the result will make a big difference in your life.
Selecting Your Attorney
Do not rely on advertising to select your attorney. A lawsuit is too important to rely in nicknames, slogans, and actors. What a lawyer has to say about himself or herself through advertising only tells you what he or she is willing to say or do to get your attention.
Board certifications will tell you that a recognized organization has confirmed that the attorney has relevant experience in the area of specialization, has passed a rigorous exam, and has been favorably recommended for certification by lawyers and judges familiar with that attorney and area of legal practice. The board certified attorney continues to stay abreast of current changes in this practice area with ongoing continuing education and a required percentage of practice in that particular field of practice.
Ask For Recommendations
We encourage you to ask people who work at the courthouse who they would hire as their attorney and why. Judges are perhaps the best source for information about an attorney's professional skills and ethics. Former clients are also a good avenue of investigation. We at the Amarillo Law Firm of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P. recommend that you thoroughly check out any attorney before you hire them.
Most Important Consideration
Speak directly with the attorney. Ask questions about their practice, experience, education and planned course of action for your case. The Amarillo attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom and Isern encourage you to check out our credentials with local judges, courthouse employees, and our existing and former clients. Provided for your review are biographical outlines of our attorneys. When you are ready, call and ask to speak to John Lovell, Joe Lovell, Tim Newsom, Kevin Isern, Deborah Reeves, Courtney Miller, Brian W. Farabough or Barbara A. Bauernfeind.