Shreveport Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer
DAVID K. WELCH is a member/partner with the law firm of Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch and works primarily in the Shreveport office. Mr. Welch graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Chemistry in 2003, then received his Master’s degree in Physiology from the LSUHSC School of Graduate Studies and received his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Civil Law degree from Loyola College of Law in 2012. Mr. Welch's practice is primarily in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy. Mr. Welch was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2012 and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
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.