Paul Suhr Esq. was born in Korea on January 20, 1940. He earned a B.A. in English from Campbell College in 1969, an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro in 1972, an M.S. in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975 and his JD from NCCU Law School in 1988. He is an Attorney at Law Offices of Paul A. Suhr PLLC, which has 2 locations: Raleigh Office: 7200 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27615 and Fayetteville Office: 5052 Yadkin Rd, Suite 104, Fayetteville, NC 28303. He focuses on immigration, criminal defense and business law. He has practiced in criminal law in District and Superior Courts of Wake County for over 30 years. He has been named National Trial Lawyer Association Top 100 and has been rated Distinguished for both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review in 2006. He has earned a President Award for Outstanding Community Service Awards, in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and has won a medal and award from President of Republic of Korea in 1989. In the past he was a writer and poet from 1958-1973 and has written 20 short stories. Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, NCBA and the AILA. In his free time, he enjoys gardening.
Jonathan A. Weinman Esq. earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, with honors, he received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, an M.D.R. at Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School. Jonathan is an Attorney at Broslavsky & Weinman, LLP, located at 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 500, in Manhattan Beach, California. He focuses his practice on discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment law. Jonathan received the Wiley W. Manuel Award in 2007 and was named Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition from 2012-2018. He regularly speaks and writes on labor and employment law matters. Jonathan is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Santa Monica Bar Association.
L. Maria Ximena Sussman Esq. was born in Guatemala. She earned her J.D. at Charlotte School of Law in 2014, and enrolled in MBA from Winthrop University in 2007 and a BS in Political Science and Criminal Justice at East Carolina University in 2004. She is at Sussman Law Firm, PLLC, located at 9930 Monroe Rd Suite 103 Charlotte, North Carolina 28270. She focuses her practice on Family Law, Immigration, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. Ms. Sussman is a member of Operation Smile, Reach Out Orphanage Ministries, Matthew’s Chamber of Commerce, Latin America Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a former Police Officer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and former Litigation Certified Paralegal. Ms. Sussman speaks to Churches and Schools. She is married with 4 children and in her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Sean R. Callagy, attended Columbia University, he graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1996 with cum laude honors and he is also a graduate of iPEC, the Institution for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Mr. Callagy is Owner and President of Callagy Law, P.C., located in Paramus, New Jersey. He focuses his practice on medical revenue recovery, business litigation. He has had (2) 27 Million Dollar plus verdicts in the past 2 years. Mr. Callagy has an excellent rating and received the Client’s Choice, for Litigation, from AVVO in 2014. Mr. Callagy is the Captain of Columbia Baseball Team. He is a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association, New Jersey Bar Association and the HCFMA. In his free time he enjoys scuba diving and skiing
Steven F. Marino, obtained his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in 1988 and his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. He is Owner and Attorney at Marino Associates, P.C., which has its principle office located at 301 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his practice covers Philadelphia and surrounding counties. He focuses his practice on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Worker’s Compensation, Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights Violations. Mr. Marino practice is concentrated in areas of complex litigation; he has extensive experience in all aspects of trial practice. He has tried jury trials to verdict in the state and federal court systems. Mr. Marino focuses his practice on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) defense and is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s premier DUI defense attorneys. He has an AVVO rating of 7.1 and is BV rated from Martindale-Hubbell. He was honored with “Top Verdicts” in the State of Pennsylvania in 2013. Mr. Marino has had many articles published in the The Reading Eagle, The Legal Intelligencer, Philly.com, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In his free time he enjoys boxing and gymnastics.
Natalie D. Ramsey, obtained her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1984 and her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1981. She is Partner and Chair of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She focuses her practice on Bankruptcy and Reorganization and Restructuring & Asset Recovery. Ms. Ramsey has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named “Best Lawyers” in Philadelphia-Published in Wall Street Journal, “Best Lawyers in America” and “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Business and Economics Alumni Award of Excellence in 2013. She is a Board Member of the Non-Profit Group “Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project”, a Board Member of Riddle Healthcare Foundation, and a member of the Delaware Inns of Court, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar, Delaware Bar, New York Bar and the Philadelphia Bar. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons.
Matthew Dion was born in Vallejo, California. He earned his B.S. in Social Science from Cal State Sacramento in 1985 and his J.D. in from Santa Clara University in 1988. He started his career in the Bay Area representing major insurance carriers. He is owner at Matt Dion & Associates, located at 275 Hill Street # 248, in Reno, Nevada. He specializes in personal injury. Mr. Dion has served as a private Arbitrator and Mediator and he has tried in excess of forty jury trials, numerous court trials, and countless arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Dion is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is currently licensed in both Nevada and California and is a member of the Washoe County Bar, Nevada Justice Association and the Clark County Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys Cross fit, triathlons, music and spending time with family.
B. Curtis Wilkinson was born Pomona, California. He earned his J.D., (cum laude) at Indiana University School of Law. He joined Wilkinson Law in 1972. Curtis concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and general business law, real estate law, and health care law, including having served as General Counsel for the Union Hospital Health System for over 25 years. He has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous business, civic, and charitable organizations. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Terre Haute Bar Association (former President), Indiana State and American Bar Associations. Curtis has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family community work, reading, raising dogs and dog shows.
Lee J. Rohn Esq. was born November 14, 1948 in Glenridge, New Jersey but grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and moved to the Virgin Islands in 1984. She attended Sam Houston State University in 1967 and the University of Texas School of Law in 1971. She was the First Female Law Student President. Attorney Rohn practiced personal injury law with Kidd, Whitehurst and Rohn until 1984 when she moved to the Virgin Islands to represent those who have been injured. Ms. Rohn is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Lee J. Rohn & Associates. She has been awarded with the Marie Lambert for AAJ Women Trial Lawyer of the Year and the Weideman and Wicoski Award for Trial Advocacy. She is a member of the AAJ, ACIA, VI Bar Association and the Public Justice Association.
If your legal problem is complex or involves a large sum of money, you may not want to handle the matter yourself. Remember, Lawyers do much more than dispense legal information. They offer strategic advice, a well-planned approach, and they apply a sophisticated technique to help solve the problem permanently.
However, finding a good lawyer who can efficiently and effectively help with your issue may prove difficult. Good Lawyers are hard to find, and one cannot expect to locate one simply through reading advertisements. There is never enough information that proves useful to help make a valid judgement.
A much better approach is to talk with people who have experienced similar issues as you. Word of mouth from someone you know personally is usually one of the best indicators. A trusted opinion based on actual experience helps you understand what to expect from the Lawyer you are considering using.
It is important to weigh out the pro’s and con’s. For the most part, each case is unique with its own set of circumstances, and just because the Lawyer worked out favorably for that person, doesn’t guarantee you will have the same result. Word of mouth is a great place to start, but make sure you complete the interview process.
Many online websites offer a way to connect with thousands of local lawyers based on your location and the Lawyers area of practice. All you need to do is answer a few questions about your case, fill in your contact information, then search for the right Lawyer.
Businesses who provide services to key associates in the legal area you are interested in may also help you find the best Lawyer for your case.
We use the term “Specialist” loosely in this area. Most states forbid attorneys from using the term. They however use terms like “Area of Practice”. This means they are concentrated in a certain area as opposed to others. For example, someone who focuses on personal injury may be more experienced in auto accidents, but less so in slip and fall. You can narrow the field of law down by looking at the area of practice as well as any special area of interest, or a “sub-specialty” for lack of better terms.
Once you have narrowed down your choices to a few potential Lawyers, the next step is to personally interview each one of them. Most Lawyers offer a free initial consultation in which you can assess them and they can assess your case. You must take full advantage of this opportunity and ask all the important questions.
You need to pay close attention to the relationship being established at this point. No matter how well recommended or experienced a Lawyer may be, if you are uncomfortable in that first meeting, you may never feel comfortable and achieve the “Attorney-Client” relationship you seek.
Ask any prospective Lawyers how they are going to communicate with you. This is one of the most crucial aspects of your decision. Just because a Lawyer seems friendly, remember, there are complaint logs filled with disciplinary actions that indicate bad Lawyer behavior. So do your due diligence.