Rancho Cucamonga, California Lawyers

Karen E. Lockhart
PREMIUM

California Lawyer with 26 years experience

Because You Deserve The Best: Murrieta criminal defense attorney Karen E. Lockhart has one of the most widely recognized names in the Riverside County criminal justice system. She has devoted her practice to Criminal... Read More »
View Profile
Iman G. Wilson
PREMIUM

California Attorney

University of Southern California Gould School of Law9th Circuit, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California
View Profile
Barbara G. Knox
PREMIUM

California Attorney with 28 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia
View Profile
Matt Zar
PREMIUM

California Lawyer

  • Free Consultation
I graduated UCLA Summa Cum Laude, and jumped into the business world. I have extensive business experience and truthfully, my business career was going great. I managed multi-million dollar projects all over California,... Read More »
Min Stephen Cho
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lawyer with 17 years experience
(909) 652-3020 10535 Foothill Blvd
Suite 490
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Mark Duane Edelbrock
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lawyer with 41 years experience
(909) 987-4707 7365 Carnelian St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Vanessa Gnekow
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lawyer with 6 years experience
(909) 481-5350 9640 Center Ave.
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Family
Venus Griffith Trunnel
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lawyer
(909) 257-0642 8301 Utica Avenue
Suite 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Gregg Thomas Ross
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Attorney with 15 years experience
(909) 238-0616 P.O. Box 3378
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
California Southern LS
Tina M Chen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer
(909) 456-1430 3200 Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91739
Family
John Murray
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Rancho Cucamonga , CA Lawyer with 13 years experience
(909) 483-2814 3200 Guasti Rd
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91761
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ventura COL
John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his carefully chosen private investigators and experts, to build the strongest defense in each case.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has awarded John as one of the "100 Best" criminal defense attorneys. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense placed him on their list of the nation's top DUI lawyers. And the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has honored him as one of the 10 best...
Robert Louis Miller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lawyer with 24 years experience
(877) 568-2977 3350 Shelby Street
Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91764
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
Attorney Robert Miller has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has been designated a “Client’s Choice DUI Attorney.”

He was named by clients as a top Orange County DUI Lawyer on Yelp, receiving Yelp’s highest rating award, based on reviews.

Mr. Miller has 23 years practicing law in Orange County, including at other criminal defense and DUI firms and practices with his own firm.

Robert Miller has been the author or co-author of three books on DUI defense and has appeared on television and radio as a legal commentator.

He has successfully handled thousands of cases and has many positive...
Paul Samuel Geller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Attorney with 19 years experience
(909) 235-6822 8241 White Oak Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91101
Free ConsultationDUI
Southwestern University School of Law
Former Deputy District Attorney, Criminal Defense for over 13 years. Persistence, dedication, professionalism. Building on a solid, strong reputation with Judges, Prosecutors, and other Defense Lawyers allows Mr. Geller to communicate and relate well to juries, and obtain dismissals, reductions, and top notch criminal defense results for his clients.
Candice A. Garcia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 581-4049 3350 Shelby Street
Ste 345
Ontario, CA 91764
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
I have been practicing law since 2007. My practice focuses on Probate, Business Transactions and Estate Planning. I am a Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Heidi Richert Clerc
PREMIUM

California Attorney with 10 years experience

Northeastern University School of LawCalifornia
View Profile
Shenel Ozisik
PREMIUM

California Attorney

Shenel Ozisik's practice includes general commercial litigation, patent litigation, employment litigation, and corporate defense and investigation matters. Read More »
View Profile
Mark Gonzales
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
fontana, CA Attorney with 11 years experience
(909) 587-6336 7337 East Ave. Suite E
fontana, CA 92336
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Univ of LaVerne COL
The Law Offices of Mark Gonzales focuses on litigation of personal injury and criminal matters. Unlike other law firms and attorneys, we do not prepare your case for settlement, we prepare for trial. We feel that this is most effective way to get the most for the client. We know how to get full value for your case. The Law Offices of Mark Gonzales is dedicated to helping families though difficult personal injury and criminal matters. This firm is committed to client attention and communication. We give all prospective clients a free consultation with an actual attorney and most injury...
John-Paul Anthony Serrao
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Attorney with 17 years experience
(909) 906-9040 800 N. Haven Avenue
Suite 205
Ontario, CA 91764
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
A graduate of York University in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Serrao earned his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California. He is admitted to practice before all California State and Federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is an aggressive personal injury and criminal defense attorney who has been representing clients in the Inland Empire over the past decade and has several convenient offices to serve clients, including locations in Ontario, Victorville, Redlands and Riverside. Mr. Serrao's criminal practice focuses on defending individuals faced with misdemeanor or felony charges...
Dennis Dascanio
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Attorney with 32 years experience
(909) 460-6900 3270 Inland Empire Blvd. Ste. # 120
Ontario, CA 91764
Workers' Comp
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
The Law Firm of Attorney Dennis A. Dascanio is a Certified Workers Compensation lawyer providing legal representation to injured workers in Santa Ana, San Diego and Ontario. If you have been injured on the job or denied a workers compensation claim call our Law Firm at 877-440-7004.
Sean Stuart Varner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 26 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Sean S. Varner, Managing Partner of Varner & Brandt, is a corporate and transactional attorney focusing his practice on corporate and business law, real estate, transactional law, contracts and mergers & acquisitions. With over 20 years of legal and business experience Sean takes time to know his clients and their goals and objectives. He handles numerous critical issues, including complicated transactions, facing many different industries and clients including the technology sector, retail/food & beverage industry, real estate developers, restaurants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, officers and directors of corporations, and a variety of family-owned businesses.
Michael Recinos
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Attorney with 3 years experience
(909) 740-7131 3200 E Guasti Rd.
#100
Ontario, CA 91761
Free ConsultationDomestic Violence, Family, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Michael Recinos is a dedicated and hard-working attorney and one of the founders of RM Law Group, a law firm that represents family law & personal injury victims. Michael was born and raised in Southern California and therefore feels a deep connection to the area and a responsibility to assist those in the community who need assistance with family legal problems and those who've been injured.

Michael's primary background is in family law, divorce and cases involving domestic violence and child custody issues. Having worked with a large family law practice right out of law school, he has extensive experience in...
Cory Russell Weck
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 22 years experience
(909) 557-1250 3281 E. Guasti Road
Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
Cory R. Weck is an Inland Empire Native. Before starting his legal career, Mr. Weck was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing his law degree in 1997, he was a leading trial attorney for the U.S. Marine Corps and earned the distinction of Top Young Military Lawyer of the year for the Marine Corps. He has in-depth understanding of military injuries and how to protect injured military servicemen. Weck is BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been included in the list of Southern California Super Lawyers® Since 2012 and is ranked by the National Trial Lawyers...
Mr. Kenneth Avila
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 8 years experience
(909) 255-6116 3281 E Guasti Rd, 7th Floor
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
California Southern Law School
I was born in Brazil but grew up in Riverside after my family immigrated to the United States. Growing up I loved playing football, basketball, soccer, and baseball with my brothers and the kids in the neighborhood but I was always fascinated by my oldest brother's interest in science. So after graduating from high school in Riverside I majored in Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic University where I obtained both a Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering. As an engineer I have worked for a number of different technology companies ranging from large aerospace...
Fred Lee Valentine Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Ontario, CA Attorney with 26 years experience
(951) 847-0154 3281 E. Guasti Rd
Suite 700
Ontario, CA 91761
Free ConsultationAnimal, Criminal, Estate Planning and Probate
Northrop Univ School of Law
I was raised in inner city Washington, DC and I truly understand the challenges that working class people face. I was lucky to attend a Jesuit college prep high school that prepared me for college. I attended the United States Air Force Academy, served 20 years and now I am a retired Air Force military officer. While serving, I attended evening law school and passed the California State Bar in 1992.

During my time in the Air Force, and post retirement, I have been a commander and directed the paths of many individuals. I have also worked in the business...
Jeffrey Burton Kahn
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Attorney with 30 years experience
(866) 494-6829 3200 East Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761
Cannabis Law and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
The Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. are uniquely qualified in tax. Is the IRS breathing down your neck and sending you intimidating notices and telephone calls? Are you having tax problems? Is the IRS filing liens, garnishing your wages, levying assets, and devastating your financial and personal life? IRS tax debts require immediate action. Don’t put off dealing with tax debts; inaction could be very expensive. Instead, consider professional IRS help. The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. are uniquely qualified in tax, probate, trust, and business law. We can provide responsive, proactive...
Frank Nicholas Darras
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(800) 458-4577 3257 E Guasti Rd
Ste 300
Ontario, CA 91761
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims
Western State University College of Law
Frank N. Darras has dedicated his life to helping the sick and disabled. He is the founding partner of DarrasLaw, the largest disability and long-term care insurance litigation firm in the country.

At DarrasLaw, our compassion goes hand-in-hand with our legal expertise. We take pride not only in the results we achieve, but the care our team provides along the way. We hire only the top disability attorneys and staff, including our in-house nurse, for their compassion as much as their expertise and knowledge.

Hiring the cream of the crop has been critical to maintaining our position as America’s top...
Suliman Jamal
PREMIUM

California Lawyer

Suliman (Suli) Jamal is an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive personal injury lawyer that represents individuals and families throughout Southern California. Mr. Jamal understands the trauma and stress injured... Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Suliman Jamal View Profile
Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
PREMIUM

California Lawyer with 23 years experience

"I will get you the quality treatment you need and the money you deserve" I have been practicing Workers Compensation cases including FEHA and 132 a discrimination cases for over 20 years with a nearly flawless track... Read More »
View Profile
Timothy Owen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 37 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Vermont Law School
Tim Owen is a senior attorney on Varner & Brandt's Riverside office Business Litigation Team. Tim has over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney in state and federal courts in California and New York. His practice and expertise covers employment, labor, complex business disputes, complex litigation, products liability, and professional negligence, as well as appellate matters.
Jason Martinez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Attorney with 4 years experience
(909) 740-7131 3200 E Guasti Rd.
#100
Ontario, CA 91761
Family, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Jason Martinez is a skilled personal injury attorney at RM Law Group and one of the founders of the law firm. Before beginning his career in personal injury law, Jason Martinez worked as an insurance adjuster for a major automobile insurance company where he negotiated and settled hundreds of injury claims. He later transitioned into the legal field where he worked for an insurance defense firm, assisting their litigation department in defending insurance companies. This experience has prepared Mr. Martinez to know exactly what to expect from an insurance adjuster and defense attorney. This creates a powerful and knowledgeable ally...
Brendan William Brandt
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Employment, Products Liability and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Taylor Bristol Warner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 8 years experience
(909) 466-5575 3333 Concours St.
Suite 4202
Ontario, CA 91764
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Taylor Warner is a founding partner of the Law Office of Taylor B. Warner. She graduated from the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California in 2011 and was admitted to the Bar in California shortly thereafter and then formed Bristol & Haynes, APLC in 2012. While at La Verne Law, she was the Chief Managing Editor of the University of La Verne's Law Review and founded the Public Interest Law Foundation. Mrs. Warner was an extern for the San Bernardino District Attorney's Office (Appellate Services) for a term and was an intern for a local family...
Linda Jayne Gladson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 35 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
Stephen Charles Jones
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 50 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Nathan Wayne Heyde
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 13 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Law School
Nathan Heyde is a corporate and transactional attorney on Varner & Brandt's Riverside Corporate & Business Law Team. Nathan practices law in the areas of corporate and business law, business and real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, real property, land use and finance. He has advised publicly and privately held businesses in entity formation and dissolution, asset and stock acquisitions, venture financing, real estate acquisitions and intellectual property protection and licensing.
Leslie E. Riley
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 9 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 East Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
Leslie E. Riley is an estate planning and business attorney in Varner & Brandt’s Ontario office. She was born and raised in the Pomona Valley area of Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. With a strong interest in the law and with the purpose of helping people navigate a complex legal system she pursued a legal education at the University of La Verne College of Law. There, she served as the Juvenile Law Editor for the University of La Verne Law Review....
Greg Philip Stefflre
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Fontana, CA Lawyer with 48 years experience
(909) 355-4100 8600 Banana Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
Business and Employment
Southwestern Law School
Greg Stefflre, Esq. Greg Stefflre is currently Chief Executive of Rail Delivery Services, a motor carrier that pioneered the use of cutting edge technology in providing drayage and distribution in southern California from 1981 until the present. Trained and having practiced over forty years as a transportation lawyer, Greg has been involved in many of our industries’ most progressive institutions and activities, including: Co-founder of the California Trucking Association Intermodal Ateering Committee (now, Conference); Co-founder of the American Trucking Association’s Intermodal Conference and Chairman 1990-1991; Member, American Trucking Associations Policy & Finance Committee...
Michael Steven Fey
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 4 years experience
(909) 466-5575 3333 Concours Street, Suite 4202
Ontario, CA 91764
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Education- While attending law school, Michael was the first student at La Verne Law to volunteer in both the Disability Legal Aid clinic, which protected disabled children's rights, and the Immigration Clinic, which involved representing a client seeking asylum in the United States. Helping people through these clinics only reinforced Michael's belief in the law. Through all of this work, Michael was able to graduate Cum Laude from law school, while at the same time interning at a local law firm to obtain practical experience.

Experience - Michael is well versed in Family Law, having interned for over a year prior...
Jim Butler
PREMIUM

California Lawyer

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia and Nevada
View Profile
Diego Aviles
PREMIUM

California Lawyer

Diego Aviles is a first-generation college graduate who received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UC Irvine in Political Science and in Criminology, Law & Society. He subsequently received his law degree from the Santa... Read More »
View Profile
Edisson Seropian
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 28 years experience
(909) 635-3222 500 East "E" Street, Suite 112
Ontario, CA 91764
Real Estate
Western State Univ COL
Ryan Patrick McClure
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Ontario , CA Lawyer with 12 years experience
(909) 456-8869 3200 Guasti Road suite 100
Ontario , CA 91761
Free ConsultationEmployment
Whittier Law School
Cynthia Diane Hafif
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 28 years experience
(909) 291-2439 3175 Sedona Ct
Ontario, CA 91764
Univ of LaVerne COL
Robyn Lynnette Pool
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer with 17 years experience
(909) 962-1891 3633 Inland Empire Boulevard
Suite 550
Ontario, CA 91764
Bankruptcy
Whittier Coll School of Law
Susan Borondia Grabarsky
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 458-4577 3257 E Guasti Rd
Ste 300
Ontario, CA 91761
Western State University College of Law
Kellie L Terhufen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Lawyer
(714) 308-6268 3633 E Inland Boulevard
Suite 450
Ontario, CA 91764
Brian C. Bitker
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ontario, CA Attorney
(909) 456-8822 3200 E. Guasti Road
Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761
Marivel Zialcita
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Claremont, CA Lawyer with 16 years experience
(909) 256-6702 341 W. 1st St.
Suite 100
Claremont, CA 91711
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA is the founder of MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law, VA Benefits, Special Needs, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. Ms. Zialcita is a frequent speaker on trust and estate matters and holds memberships in the State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. She currently assists in the pro bono legal services program at the James L. Brulte Senior Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ms. Zialcita received her B.A. degree from the University of California,...
Marc Elliot Grossman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Upland, CA Lawyer with 20 years experience
(909) 608-7426 100 N Euclid Ave
Suite 201
Upland, CA 91786
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Univ of LaVerne COL
Grossman studied at the University of California at Los Angeles (1984-1987) matriculating in psychology and business and the University of California at Santa Cruz (1988-1990) attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. During law school, Grossman worked as a substitute high school teacher and as a vest-pocket coin dealer. Grossman attained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1998 and was admitted to the California State Bar in November, 1998.
Thomas Douglas Allen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Claremont, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 495-2819 212 Yale Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of La Verne
Thomas "Doug" Allen, in practice for the past 25 years, has represented clients charged with offenses ranging from possession of an open container of alcohol to first degree murder. He has extensive courtroom and trial experience. Seven years ago he limited his practice to Expungement Law and has litigated more than 3000 expungement cases all over the state of California.
Christopher C. Walton
PREMIUM

California Lawyer with 15 years experience

California Western School of LawUnited States District Courts for the Central Districts of California, United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of California, United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of California and...
View Profile
Susan Allison
PREMIUM

California Attorney with 31 years experience

Hastings College of the Law University of CaliforniaState Bar of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California and California
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Rancho Cucamonga Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Los Angeles County Family Law Facilitator
(909) 620-3150
Pomona, CA


Public Service Law Corporation of Riverside County Bar Association
(951) 682-7968
Riverside, CA

Show More

Need a lawyer?

The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Whether you were injured, are accused of a crime, or are merely engaging in everyday affairs that affect your legal rights or property, an attorney can help you resolve problems or prevent new ones from arising.

Here are just a few situations where you might want to seek the advice of an attorney:

  • You were injured in a car or truck accident
  • You have been arrested and charged with a crime, such as DUI or shoplifting
  • You are considering separating from your spouse
  • You have been subjected to harassment or other discrimination at work

Use Justia to research and compare Rancho Cucamonga attorneys so that you can make an informed decision when you hire your counsel.

It is important to research an attorney before hiring him or her. Be sure to evaluate an attorney's experience (types of cases handled, prior results obtained, etc.). Although prior results are not indicative of the likelihood of success in your case, they can help you make an informed decision.

Also worth serious consideration is the attorney's location, particularly if you will be traveling to visit him or her for consultations.

Finally, research an attorney to see whether he or she has ever been subject to discipline. Although disciplinary actions do not necessarily impact the attorney's competence to handle your case, they may affect your decision whether to hire.