Oshkosh Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Peter J. Culp, a partner, was admitted to the Wisconsin and Minnesota bars in 2000, and the U.S. District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin in 2001. He is an honors graduate from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was a Member and Associate Editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. He is the recipient of First Place awards in the Regional, National, and International levels of the ABA Student Negotiation Competitions. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Defense Research Institute, the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin and the Outagamie County Bar Association. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment law, civil rights law, business organizations, commercial law, and general practice.
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.