Mike Zahare was born in Fairbanks and is a life-long Alaskan. For the past 30 years, he has practiced in Anchorage providing legal counsel and advice together with transactional and litigation services to businesses and individuals throughout Alaska. He has achieved the AV Preeminent Rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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: