Winston-Salem Criminal Defense Lawyer
Neil graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a double major, Bachelor of Arts in Government (Concentration in Political Theory) and Bachelor of Arts in History (Concentration in Russian Political Theory). He was a member of UVA’s Men’s Rugby Team, UVA’s Men’s Rowing Team, and the Crisis Director for the Virginia International Crisis Simulation under the International Relations Organization.
After graduating from UVA, Neil worked as a paralegal in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). It was this job that inspired him to attend law school at the Wake Forest University School of Law. He believes that everyone deserves a fair chance in our justice system. As an attorney, he believes that it is his duty to guide our clients through the complexity of the court system and give them that fair chance of being well-represented. He says, “Everyone has a story, and I see it as my job to listen, to understand it, and to represent it as best I can.
In his spare time, Neil enjoys spending time with family and friends. He enjoys movies, travelling, rugby, playing the piano, brewing mead, and discovering new foods.
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.