Castle Rock Real Estate Lawyer
Ernie Fazekas' 25 years of experience includes the fields of real estate, business, estate planning, and local government law. He has long been active in the Douglas County community, having served as a director of the Douglas County Educational Foundation, director of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, President of the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District, and founder, director and Vice President of the Douglas County Land Conservancy. He also serves as Managing Director of Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C. He has served as Town Attorney for Larkspur, Colorado, and currently serves as general counsel to numerous statutory special districts, including Park Meadows Metropolitan District, Roxborough Village Metropolitan District, Deer Creek Metropolitan District, Perry Park Water and Sanitation District, and Sedalia Water and Sanitation District. He is able to bring his broad range of experience and knowledge of the community to serve his clients' needs.
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.