D. D'Lyn Davison is a 1981 graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude) and has practiced continuously in Wichita Falls since 1981. She is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice areas include civil litigation, employment law, insurance law, personal injury law, and medical malpractice. Biographical Data: born Hereford, Texas, May 27, 1957; admitted to bar, 1981; Education: McMurry College, B.A., 1978 and Texas Tech, J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, Associate Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1980-1981; admitted to practice in Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Member of the Wichita County Bar Association (President, 1990-1991; Director, 1985, 1988, 1995-1997) and American Bar Association; President of the Wichita County Young Lawyers Association in 1986; Representative, Texas Young Lawyers Association in 1993.
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.