Baton Rouge Real Estate Law Firm
D. Scott Carmouche received his Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law School along with a Bachelor of Civil Law and minors in: Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Speech Communications. He concentrated his studies on Property Law and his fifteen years of practice has focused on property rights and transactional work. Scott started his career working for his father, George L. Carmouche former Commissioner of Conservation and Louisiana's highest Oil & Gas official. While working as the Managing Partner of his father’s firm they analyzed and reviewed more than 100,000 acres of land in Louisiana. Scott has presented property and title training to Lenders, Realtors, Landmen and Attorneys. He carries on his desire to help the public from his earlier years as a Deputy Sheriff in California and Police Officer in Florida.
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.