Top Lake Charles Litigation & Appeals Lawyers - Louisiana

The firm was founded in 1876, when Franklin A. Gallaugher moved to Lake Charles from East Baton Rouge Parish and established a law practice. Many prominent members of the bar and pioneers of the community have been associated with the firm, including Lt. Col. Gabriel Fournet, Arsene P. Pujo, Clement D. Moss, Cullen R. Liskow, and Thomas F. Porter. Mr. Porter joined the firm in 1936 after serving...

Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry

Litigation & Appeals Lawyers in Lake Charles, LA

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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?

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  • How long have you been in practice?
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  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

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