Portland Family Law Lawyer
“Divorce, custody and modification proceedings have far more to do with strategy than drafting or filing documents” states managing attorney Colin Amos. “Brad’s background as a former professional poker player gives him a decisive advantage in the practice of family law. Any attorney can prepare general documents but when your relationship with your children or financial future is on the line it is comforting to have a passionate strategist.”
“You have to be willing to change gears in any case,” says Brad. “Each case requires a different approach, and during a case, as the case changes, so should your approach. I try to create game plans with clients that address their needs. There are certainly cases where the best results will come by being aggressive early, but there are other cases where finesse is a better route - the key is in knowing the difference.”
Brad is experienced in all phases of litigation including Depositions, negotiation and Trial. Prior experience as a City Prosecutor has assisted Brad in an extensive understanding of FAPA cases.
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.