Seattle Litigation Lawyer
Lesley graduated from the University of Georgia cum laude in 2017. During law school she dedicated herself to public interest organizations, receiving an Equal Justice Foundation fellowship the summer of her first year to intern at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta where she represented indigent clients on death row in Georgia, and going on to chair the fellowship program in her third year. She continued her habeas work through the Capital Assistance Project in her second year, and was a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic and the Georgia Law Review in her third year. After graduating law school, she joined a mid-size law firm in Atlanta practicing commercial litigation, where she was awarded the “Pro Bono All Star” award two years in a row for her dedication to litigating housing cases on behalf of clients who could not otherwise afford representation.
In her free time, Lesley enjoys reading, cooking, and getting outside and exploring everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
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.