Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer
EUGENE LAURENZI received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from Memphis State University in 1974, and his J.D. from Memphis State in 1981. He received his Tennessee license to practice law in 1981, and he is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee and Eastern District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Gene is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and American Trial Lawyers Association. Gene is certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Civil Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. His practice includes personal injury, products liability, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), workers' compensation and medical malpractice.
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.