Ontario, California Trademarks Lawyers

Stephen McArthur
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 12 years experience
(323) 639-4455 11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationTrademarks and IP
Columbia Law School
The McArthur Law Firm works directly with software and videogame companies to create strategies to protect their brands against poachers and to protect their companies against frivolous intellectual property claims. Our passion and in-depth experience in intellectual property matters allows us to provide our clients with focused problem solving and specialized attention. By working with us, clients benefit from the expertise of an attorney long trained at the best law firms in the country without paying the megafirm expenses. We have represented clients across the technology spectrum, but particularly those associated with the interactive entertainment and...
Max Hacker
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Attorney with 6 years experience
(310) 230-5580 12100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Communications and IP
Southwestern Law School
Max’s practice is focused on transactions, licensing, counseling and brand management for clients at the intersection of digital media and traditional entertainment. He represents a broad range of clients, including social media influencers, musicians, writers, and start-up businesses. Max specializes in negotiation and drafting, including management agreements, producer agreements, licensing agreements and band/partnership agreements for influencers, as well as intellectual property registration and protection, entity formation, sync licensing and publishing agreements. Growing up in and around the LA entertainment business, Max has always been passionate about entertainment as art, and relishes the opportunity to help talented, creative people make smart...
Steve Payam Hassid
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Santa Monica, CA Trademarks Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 400-6291 1115 1/2 Yale St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
Hastings College of the Law
For over 13 years, I have helped clients in diverse technology areas achieve success in IP and business litigation, patents, trademarks and licensing. Having been at two leading large law firms (Greenberg Trauig LLP, AMLAW 10 and Sheppard Mullin LLP, AMLAW 100) for 10+ years, I have the experience and skills to provide our client's with the very best in quality and service. I have successfully settled numerous IP and business litigation cases, prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications to issuance/registration and successfully negotiated complicated licensing and pre-litigation matters for small startups to Fortune 500 companies....
Eric Norton
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Costa Mesa, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 760-9289 3420 Bristol Street
6th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, IP and Real Estate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Eric Norton is a business and intellectual property attorney, and the founder of Norton Law Corporation. Mr. Norton created Norton Law Corporation to provide top tier legal services at affordable prices for business owners of all types—from small business owners, to tech entrepreneurs, to officers of major multinational corporations. At the core of Norton Law Corporation is the use of technology and flat fee billing to enhance the legal services clients receive while being completely transparent about the price. Admitted to practice in California, he received his Juris Doctor from the Chapman University School of Law with an emphasis...
Albert Justin Lum
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Pasadena, CA Trademarks Attorney with 26 years experience
(626) 795-8886 1005 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
University of California - Davis
A. Justin Lum continues his father’s (Albert C. Lum) legacy in helping new business owners (entrepreneurs, startups) with all their legal matters, from creating a company to finding real estate to registering DBAs, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. As a business attorney, A. Justin Lum can also assist with corporate and transactional matters, litigation, and employment immigration (e.g., EB, H1).

Admitted:
• California State Bar 1993
• United States District Court
• Central District of California United States Court of Appeals
• Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
• Tenth Circuit Registered
• United States Patent Bar, 1997
David Mirkin Zeligs
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 36 years experience
(562) 987-5270 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Estate Planning and IP
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Established in 1990, the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has delivered quality legal services to its clients with professionalism and integrity for a quarter century. Based on our firm’s philosophy of putting the client’s needs first, we provide individualized services based on your realistic legal needs and expectations for a reasonable price.

David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
Sebastian Gibson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Corona del Mar, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 42 years experience
3541 Lilac Ave.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Univ of San Diego School of Law and Cardiff University
Named one of the Top Lawyers of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 by Palm Springs Life Magazine and has been called "Brilliant" and "A Legend." Sebastian also has a "Superb" rating (their highest rating) by Avvo which rates attorneys all across the U.S., Sebastian Gibson has over 40 years of experience in California and in Great Britain. With law degrees in both countries, today Sebastian Gibson has offices in Palm Desert and Orange County and assists personal injury car, big rig truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, Uber, Lyft, Tesla and Waymo robotaxi accident victims,...
Thomas W Porter
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
El Segundo, CA Trademarks Attorney with 9 years experience
(424) 625-3550 840 Apollo Street, Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
Trademarks, Business, Communications and IP
Southwestern Law School
Tommy helps entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses of all kinds build great companies. His goal is to be a team member of your company to provide business and legal strategy in an effective and efficient manner. He serves as outside general counsel and advises clients in many different sectors, including technology, media, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation industries, among others. He prides himself on personalized services and building lasting relationships with his clients. He likes to work with teams bold enough to build epic brands, solve big problems, and make a dent in the universe.

Tommy graduated cum laude...
Paul Joseph Backofen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Aliso Viejo, CA Trademarks Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 588-6171 6B Liberty
Suite 145
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationTrademarks, IP and Patents
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am an intellectual property specialist with 20 years in practice. My primary practice is IP prosecution and client counseling, specifically regarding patents. I have worked with clients to obtain patent protection on ideas ranging from high-technology military electronics, networks, internet business methods, digital and analog electronics, communication systems, IC manufacture and design, medical devices, microturbines, air bearings, animation techniques, and digital cinema to pre-fabricated wall sections for building construction, fishing lures and musical instruments. My broad technical experience coupled with my business experience provides clients a valuable perspective for identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting their intellectual...
Timothy Bowles
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Pasadena, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 42 years experience
(626) 583-6600 1 S Fair Oaks Ave
#301
Pasadena, CA 91105
Trademarks, Business, Employment and Health Care
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Marshall Reed Fuss
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Pasadena, CA Trademarks Attorney with 45 years experience
(626) 568-8966 150 South Los Robles Ave.
Suite 860
Pasadena, CA 91101
Trademarks, Business and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
REAL ESTATE Buy, sell or lease. Industrial or commercial. I work to protect my clients without killing your deal. From entire hospitals to warehouses and offices, I have been there and can anticipate your needs. ORGANIZING AND ADVISING BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS Corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and LLCs. I have organized and acted as outside general counsel to a wide variety of businesses and organizations, many within the coffee industry. SPECIALTY COFFEE INDUSTRY My love of great coffee turned into a legal specialty. I have helped organized or counseled some of the most important organizations in this industry. I...
Milord A. Keshishian
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 226-7878 10517 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationTrademarks, IP and Patents
Pepperdine University School of Law
Milord A. Keshishian practices law with a focus on intellectual property rights. His training and experience includes the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, and franchise law. He has extensive experience in litigating these matters, as well as counseling clients on transactions surrounding technology acquisitions and other business ventures. Milord is experienced in pursuing intellectual property protection in the United States and internationally. He also serves as an expert witness in patent litigation matters handled by prominent law firms. His interest in protecting intellectual property rights developed out of the respect he gained for the innovative thinking found in...
Brennan C. Swain
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Attorney
(310) 785-5308 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
Regent University School of Law
Craig McLaughlin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Seal Beach, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 545-8500 3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
Whittier Law School
The firm represents individuals and businesses and handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, violations of U.S. Customs and other civil litigation in both state and federal courts. As principal of the firm, Craig McLaughlin is an efficient litigator and trial lawyer experienced in intellectual property matters and other civil litigation. The firm is focused on protecting its clients' intellectual property and reputation. A list of accomplishments for clients is available on the firm's website.
Nathan Camuti
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 6 years experience
(949) 716-5565 2372 Morse Ave. St. 120
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationTrademarks, IP and Patents
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Nate is a registered patent attorney with a full-service intellectual property law practice. His focus is on helping inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses identify and protect their intellectual property. Nate has extensive experience with patent applications, trademark applications, copyright registration, and enforcing his client’s intellectual property rights.

In addition to serving his clients, Nate stays active in the legal community. He has served four years on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA) where he is currently the Secretary. Nate is also a Member of the Board of Directors for Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law’s...
Susan Long Crockett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Aliso Viejo, CA Trademarks Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 588-6171 6B Liberty
Suite 145
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationTrademarks, IP and Patents
Southwestern University School of Law
Susan Long Crockett is a principal in the firm of Crockett & Crockett. Working with high technology clients, Susan prosecutes patent applications in diverse areas of technology. She counsels on trademark and patent management, infringement and validity issues in addition to litigation. She also has broad experience in international intellectual property law.
Gi Nam Lee
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 382-8051 3600 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1510
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Trinity Law School
Ginam Lee has been a California licensed attorney since 1999. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His areas of practice are litigation, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, alcoholic beverages, franchises, and business affairs. Mr. Lee began his legal career as a legal assistant at a boutique criminal defense firm of Beck & DeCorso in downtown Los Angeles. Since then, he has worked in various legal capacities at major firms such as O'Melveny & Myers in...
Robert Shore
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 440-4100 18401 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 360
Irvine, CA 92612
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Justin John Glyer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 963-9386 1800 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Trademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Justin Glyer's practice focuses on media, entertainment, marketing, technology and commercial contracts, start-ups, copyright, trademark, content, internet, communications, privacy and general business law.

Mr. Glyer has conducted successful negotiations with digital media start-ups, artists, producers, movie studios, television networks, promoters, talent agencies, multi-channel internet distributors, record labels, publishers, software developers, internet service providers, social media companies, business development professionals, accounting firms, public speakers, job recruiters, universities and academics, advertisers, marketing, telecommunications and technology companies, insurance carriers and a wide range of other individuals and businesses from the very small to the Fortune 500.

As a long-time former business and legal...
Roger E. Naghash
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 955-1000 19800 Macarthur Blvd
#1100
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Bernard R. Gans
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 46 years experience
(310) 201-3574 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Trademarks, Business, IP and Patents
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Tammy Wu
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney
(310) 440-4100 18401 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 360
Irvine, CA 92612
Trademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Eric John Goodman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Costa Mesa, CA Trademarks Attorney with 18 years experience
(949) 622-0020 3420 Bristol Street, Sixth Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Whittier Law School
Douglas B. Wroan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Hawthorne, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 24 years experience
(310) 265-3910 5155 W Rosecrans Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Trademarks, Bankruptcy, Business and Communications
Western State Univ COL
Mr. Wroan is president of The Wroan Law Firm, Inc. where his practice focuses exclusively on sports and entertainment, technology and new media, business, real estate and related litigation. Mr. Wroan has negotiated, drafted and closed numerous production financing, sponsorship, licensing, talent, endorsement and related agreements on behalf of individual clients, companies and brands both here in the U.S. and internationally for over fifteen years. In addition, Mr. Wroan has consulted for and advised several Fortune 500 companies on their branded entertainment, integration and licensing strategies including: Brunswick, Life Fitness, Volkswagen of America, Zippo Manufacturing, Razor USA LLC, AllSteel and Bebe...
Vladi Khiterer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Newport Beach, CA Trademarks Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 631-6161 2901 West Coast Hwy.
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business and Patents
Western State Univ COL
Miles J. Feldman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 440-4100 18401 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 360
Irvine, CA 92612
Trademarks, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of California - Berkeley
Daniel Joseph Kessler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 975-7500 2020 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
Trademarks, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Daniel Kessler is the head of the firm’s litigation department and one of the firm’s founding partners. Mr. Kessler has litigated and tried a wide variety of business cases ranging from employment terminations to real estate development disputes to fraud and conspiracy to water rights. Mr. Kessler has secured multiple million-dollar jury verdicts for his clients, including significant punitive damage awards. Mr. Kessler has successfully defended clients before, during and at trial, including prevailing on several motions to dismiss the opposition’s case in its entirety, saving the expense of further trial. Mr. Kessler is a strong advocate for alternative dispute...
Joseph Trojan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Beverly Hills, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 30 years experience
(310) 777-8399 9250 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Trademarks, IP and Patents
Loyola Law School
With a degree in biological sciences and over 26 years of experience registering and enforcing trademarks and patents, I have the skills necessary to protect your intellectual property.
David A Berstein
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 19 years experience
(949) 825-5590 4 Executive Circle
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Trademarks, Business and IP
Whittier Law School
David A. Berstein is a founding partner of Myers Berstein LLP where he concentrates his law practice on intellectual property-related litigation and business disputes. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Berstein has handled numerous cases before the Superior and Federal District Courts in California as well as proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 1996, Mr. Berstein’s legal background began at the Law Firm of Horton Barbaro & Reilly in Santa Ana where he initially clerked for Managing Partner, Jay Cordell Horton. Mr. Berstein worked as an associate...
Brad Andrew Hakala
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Trademarks Attorney with 14 years experience
(562) 432-5023 One World Trade Center
Suite 1870
Long Beach, CA 90831
Trademarks, Business, Employment and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Having previously practiced at an American Law 100 firm as well as in-house counsel for a multi-national corporation, Mr. Hakala brings both legal expertise and business sense to the business transactions that clients seek to accomplish and the complex legal problems that they seek to litigate and resolve. Mr. Hakala has not only litigated various complex business and employment matters on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, he also provides general business, technology, and media law representation to various companies, including start-up businesses and those in the renewable energies sector.  Mr. Hakala is an experienced business litigator who has also...
Michael Doland
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Santa Monica, CA Trademarks Attorney with 42 years experience
(310) 478-1000 12424 Wilshire Blvd. #900
Santa Monica, CA 90025
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, IP and International
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a business attorney doing both transactions as well as litigation.
Eric Kent Karich
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 949-0255 38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationTrademarks, IP and Patents
Boston Univ School of Law
Tre Lovell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Century City, CA Trademarks Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 275-2100 1875 Century Park E. Ste 1490
Century City, CA 90067
Free ConsultationTrademarks, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
With more than 20 years of experience, Tre Lovell has been noted among the elite trial lawyers in the nation, having been named "Lawyer of the Year" Finalist, 2016, by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and further honored by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers in the United States. Mr. Lovell has been recognized among the top 1% of attorneys in the country as a litigator through such esteemed organizations as America's Top 100 Attorneys, Distinguished Justice Advocates, National Academy of Jurisprudence, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Rue's Best Attorneys of America. In addition,...
Edward Yii-Hsin Lin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Irvine, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 623-8750 7545 Irvine Center Dr.
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Trademarks, IP and Patents
University of Illinois College of Law
Eric Eagle Hartmans
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Attorney with 12 years experience
(310) 954-8512 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 630
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Trademarks
Loyola Law School
Niria Mildred Arvizu
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Pasadena, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 14 years experience
(626) 831-8077 301 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 800
Pasadena, CA 91101
Trademarks and IP
Syracuse Univ COL
Les Weinstein
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Attorney with 59 years experience
(323) 935-5026 6417 Drexel Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Trademarks, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Patents
George Washington Univ LS
Before law school I earned an Engineering Degree which has facilitated my ADR practice which is focused on IP and technology disputes.

In addition I am an attorney Registered and specially qualified/allowed to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dale Michael Oberbeck
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Trademarks Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 975-7500 2020 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
Trademarks, Business, IP and Real Estate
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Michael Oberbeck is a senior counsel focusing on business litigation issues. At BKCG, Mr. Oberbeck has extensively litigated employment disputes, commercial and real property disputes, international manufacturing and distribution litigation, and trademark and franchise issues. Mr. Oberbeck has litigated cases throughout California in both state and federal courts, and he has obtained many client-favorable results at trial, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Oberbeck also has authored and successfully argued several matters before the California Courts of Appeals for BKCG clients. Born in Evansville, Indiana, Mr. Oberbeck graduated, cum laude, from Purdue University in 1993 with a double major in Psychology...
Andra Marie Vaccaro
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Los Angeles, CA Trademarks Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 202-7772 2953 Club Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Trademarks, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Patents
Whittier Coll School of Law
Daniel Cislo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Pasadena, CA Trademarks Attorney with 33 years experience
1055 E Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106
Trademarks, IP and Patents
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Recent Accolades:
Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Most Influential Lawyers of 2014.
Named as one of the 2015 Trusted Advisors for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
Awarded as 2016 Top Attorneys of Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine.
Awarded 2016 Global Law Experts Award for Business Start-Up IP Law Firm in California.
Named 2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year by Acquisition International.
Named 2017 America’s Most Honored Professional by The American Registry.
Awarded multiple years of Super Lawyer recognition.
Named 2019 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers of U.S. News and World Report.
Named 2019 Business Start-Up IP Law Firm of the Year in California...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Trademarks Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Trademarks Lawyers in Nearby Counties

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 Ontario 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.