Call around. Talk to people in the community. Call and speak with the lawyer. The good ones won’t charge for a consultation.


Here’s my take: Lawyers are like everybody else … There are a few really good ones, a few really bad ones, and a whole bunch in between.


There are two things you’re looking for: A lawyer who does a lot of DUIs, and a lawyer who cares about you. A lawyer who possesses only one of those qualities might be capable but could give a hoot, or he/she might be a fine person but not have a clue about DUIs.


Shop around. I value my reputation and always want my clients to feel comfortable with what I’m doing. I never promise results, but I work hard and care about what I’m doing.