Mr. Stoltz grew up in Bergen County, and graduated from Northern Highlands Regional High School in 2002. He subsequently attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy in 2006. He then attended Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2011. While at Hofstra Law School, Mr. Stoltz served as an Articles Editor for the Hofstra Law Review, and was named Articles Editor of the Year by his peers. Since graduating law school, Mr. Stoltz has represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, ranging from simple traffic tickets all the way to arguing complex appeals.
Mr. Stoltz is currently admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the Federal Eastern District of New York, and the Federal Southern District of New York.
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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?
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- How long have you been in practice?
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