While in law school, Bobby was actively involved in the International Human Rights Law Society, as well as the criminal defense and wrongful conviction clinics. He argued before the U.N. Human Rights Committee in New York City, and defended indigents in D-felony cases in Indianapolis. He volunteered with Kids' Voice of Indiana, the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and the Indianapolis Bar Association's Pro Bono and Modest Means programs
After relocating to California in 2016, he is now a member of the Catholic Communities of Pleasanton, and looking forward to becoming an active member of the Bay Area community.
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.