Forest Hills Criminal Law Lawyer
Hyman J. Greenberg, former resident of Richmond Hill, Queens, is a graduate of St. John's University and St. John's Law School, Class of 1948. Mr. Greenberg has been practicing Criminal Law for over 50 years. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Mr. Greenberg has significant experience in criminal trials, having participated in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor trials both on the State and Federal level. He has experienced success both at the pre-trial level as well as the trial level. Mr. Greenberg has served as Associate Counsel to the Joint Legislative Committee on Public Health of the State of New York; Is a past-president of the Criminal Court's Bar Association of Queens County; is a past member of the Queens County Bar Association; a past Vice Commander of the American Legion; a Founding Father and past Director of the Samaritan Half Way Society; served in the United States Army for 6 years, 2 years in the South Pacific during World War II; remains active in various Civic Associations. Hyman Greenberg brings to Addabbo & Greenberg, as "Of Counsel", his 50 years experience in practicing Criminal Law and provides tremendous guidance to the partners and Associates of Addabbo & Greenberg in this field.
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.