Decatur DUI/DWI Lawyer
Mike Maloof, Jr. is active with many legal groups. He was placed on the GACDL education election committee. He is an active member with GACDL. He is a member of the DeKalb Bar Association and a member of the young lawyers division where he served as treasurer for a year in DeKalb County. While attending Georgia Tech, Mr. Maloof worked full time at his family’s restaurant, Manuel’s Tavern. There he earned money to pay for school and became familiar with local politics and laws.
Since 2007, Mike Maloof, Jr. has practiced exclusively in Georgia. He has tried cases at the Municipal, State, and Superior Court levels. He has won over 50% of the cases he has taken to trial. He is a graduate of the Bill Daniel’s trial advocacy program. His focus is on criminal defense and personal injury.
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.