Roseville Family Law Lawyer
Having a sense of civic responsibility, he enrolled at Wesley College, Delaware’s oldest private college, with an unprecedented eagerness to get involved and help people. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, Mr. Fatula selflessly tutored hundreds of students, founded multiple organizations focused on giving back to the community and published a scholastic article, all while graduating magna cum laude, with minors in chemistry and biology.
Mr. Fatula graduated and immediately began working for W.L. Gore & Associates, a $3 billion annual company and 14-year-acknowledged “100 Best Companies to Work For" in the U.S. by FORTUNE magazine.
Before accepting a full-time position with W.L. Gore & Associates, Mr. Fatula was approached by Rutgers University School of Law and invited to attend. Mr. Fatula understood law school would provide a direct avenue to helping others and quickly leveraged the education into a dual MBA degree from Rutgers School of Business, recognizing the necessity to understand business when practicing law.
While earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Fatula was selected to participate in two esteemed programs, the Children's Justice Clinic and the Mediation Pro Bono Project, where he spent countless hours advocating and protecting children in Camden, New Jersey, during the day and mediating simple and complex disputes after court hours.
Upon graduating from Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Fatula promptly applied his new education and helped establish an educational products company out of San Jose, California, The Lumenaris Group, Inc. After being appointed as legal counsel in 2009, Mr. Fatula continued to hone his legal and business skills.
In 2012, Mr. Fatula moved from New Jersey, where he was providing legal services to multiple companies, including small- and medium-sized law firms and a Fortune 500 Company, Campbell Soup Company, to Sacramento, California. Within weeks, Mr. Fatula was hired at a small law firm and began representing clients’ interests in family law matters in Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, where he worked with Miles McCoy.
The two instantly recognized their legal and business approaches' attributes were perfectly complementary, and within months began discussions of starting a partnership, reflecting upon their current model, incorporating points that proved successful and addressing and correcting those points that failed. Mr. Fatula brings his wealth of knowledge and applicable business and legal experience to McCoy Fatula.
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.