Memphis Labor Law Lawyer
BARCLAY M. ROBERTS received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1979, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Memphis State University in 1984, where he served on the editorial staff of the Law Review. Barclay was licensed in Tennessee in 1984, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, and Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. His practice includes labor law, employment law, workers' compensation and Social Security. Barclay is an accomplished actor, and can often be seen in local theatre productions.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
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:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.