McAlester Wills Law Firm
The mainstay of my practice is wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate, probate, corporate, mineral rights and oil/gas lease negotiation. You owe it to your family to make these important financial plans. I have personal experience in real estate development and oil and gas investment. I will be happy to provide knowledgeable advice on the many agreements and problems that arise in these areas.
If you are beginning a new business and would like an attorney to set up a Limited Liability Corporation or other business entity… If your business requires a lawyer for agreements and contracts… I will use my 45 years of experience working with a number of local banks and businesses on these matters and to provide legal services at a rate which will furnish good value for your money. We can begin answering your legal needs today!
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.