Eagan Family Law Lawyer
Since beginning her legal career in 2011, MyLeah has graduated law school and passed the Minnesota bar exam. She is fully licensed and enjoys every opportunity to assist and educate clients. She takes her job very seriously and prides herself on being approachable, responsive, straightforward, and compassionate to clients.
Prior to joining Lutter, Gilbert & Kvas, MyLeah worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Awsumb in Ramsey County District Court. While working for the court MyLeah saw a variety of cases with different substantive law and procedural issues, gained intense research and writing experience, and saw lawyers and judges of varying backgrounds. She sees her clerkship as an invaluable experience that improved her general knowledge of law and made her a more efficient and effective lawyer.
MyLeah has always been passionate about helping people, especially children. Prior to launching her legal career, MyLeah graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a major in Youth Studies.
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?
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- 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.