Aventura Automotive Compliance Lawyer
Prior to becoming in-house counsel, William practiced for over a decade in the area of insurance defense, specializing in workers’ compensation defense. He is a member of The Florida Bar Association, as well as a member of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
William has a bachelor’s in English from Florida International University and a J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law. He is an alumni of Christopher Columbus High School.
In addition, William serves on the Board of Trustees of the South Florida Progress Foundation. He served as President of the FIU English Alumni Group, raising funds for the University’s English Department. As a graduate of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Miami, 2010-2011 Class, he has served on the Executive Committee and continues to work with the Program.
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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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.