Memphis Labor Lawyer
SAMUEL MORRIS received his B.A. in physics from Lawrence University in 1976, and graduated from Cornell Law School in 1979, where he also attended the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He obtained his Indiana law license in 1981 and his Tennessee license in 1986. Sam was an organizer for the Indiana State Employees' Association from 1979-1981, and was staff counsel for Teamsters Local 215 in Evansville, Indiana, from 1981-1986. Sam is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice focuses on representing unions in core labor law issues.
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.