Seattle Family Law Lawyer
“Sherrie brings a very reasoned and practical approach to resolving legal issues”, reports Managing Attorney Ken Alan. Her 20+ years of legal experience and excellent writing skills serve her clients very well. She enjoys complex financial cases and legal research, yet is “understanding and patient with the inherent emotions our clients often face.”
“I really enjoy being able to make a real difference in a client’s life at a point of disruption and chaos”, Sherrie admits. Always an intense advocate for her client, she recognizes that a negotiated settlement may very well be in the client’s best interest. “Encouraging maximum client participation is a most valuable part of my role as a guide through a difficult process.”
Sherrie is a Florida native who enjoys boating. In fact, she has never lived more than one hour away from the water.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - 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?
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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.