About amy Pietrowski
Attorney Amy Pietrowski brings to your case a passion for advocacy and a wealth of experience, both inside and outside the courtroom.
- United States Marines Corps Veteran
- Former FEMA crisis counselor
- Former English intervention teacher for at-risk youth
- Recognized by the state of Mississippi for exemplary hours provided of pro-bono legal services in the local community
- “2017 Most Influential Woman” by Mud & Magnolias Magazine
- Licensed in Mississippi & Tennessee
Through their role as legal representatives, attorneys have great potential to impact the lives of their clients. We take seriously the responsibility to advocate for our clients’ rights and uphold the highest possible standards in our legal practice.
hiring a lawyer
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do i need to hire a lawyer?
While this question depends on your situation, we highly recommend that if you are even considering this question that you meet with a lawyer. A consultation with a lawyer can help you make the right decision for your situation. During your consultation with a lawyer, he or she can listen to your current situation and tell you what your case will entail and what the future of your case looks like — with or without a lawyer.
What can a lawyer do that I can not?
Most people are not sure what exactly a lawyer can do to help them in their situation. If you do not completely understand the legal scope of your situation, it is probably best to hire an attorney. Doing so ensures you are treated fairly and get the most out of your case.
In addition to ensuring you receive the maximum benefits in your case, or eliminating fines and/or jail times, a lawyer can also handle the paperwork and communications involved in your case. In the same way a translator would help you navigate a foreign country, an attorney guides you in navigating the complex legal environment.
How can I find a good lawyer?
A good lawyer is a lawyer that works to get the benefits you deserve under the law. A consultation with a lawyer is a good way to “get a feel for” a lawyer. During this initial meeting, you should get the feeling that you can trust the attorney to look out for your best interest. They should have concern for your situation and empathize with what you are going through. This is a great time ask questions of the attorney. If the attorney does not address your questions, you may want to find representation elsewhere.
How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
The cost of hiring a lawyer can vary based on the complexity of your case. However, most lawyers have set costs for certain cases (for example a set cost for an irreconcilable differences divorce, or a set cost for a first offense DUI). If you decide to hire a lawyer, you will also have to pay their retainer fee. This signifies the beginning of your relationships and the legal start to the exchange of the service they will provide to you. The retainer allows your attorney to get to work right away on your case, as they are able to bill against your retainer for their work.
As seen in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s “Ask a Professional.”