Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know if You Are the Right Attorney for My Case?
One of the best methods to find a good attorney is to get a
referral from friends or family. If they don't have a referral for you,
or if you would rather not talk to friends and family about your legal
issues, you can do an internet search. In speaking with prospective
attorneys try to find an attorney who you have the best communication.
The better an attorney understands you the more likely they can satisfy
How Long Have You Been in Business?
I have been practicing law for over 15 years.
Do I Need to Come to Your Office or Meet With You Personally to Retain Your Services?
A personal meeting is not required. As much as I would like to
meet personally with each one of my clients I recognize that in some
cases a personal meeting will not be possible. In those cases I can send
a fee agreement via email and the retainer can be signed and returned
with a retainer to my office by mail.
What Are Your Working Hours?
My office hours are M-F 8-5pm. However, in some cases, I can
arranged to speak with you after hours or even on weekends.
Do You Charge for Consultations?
I do not charge for consultations. A consultation should be solely
used to find out what type of case you might have, and if I am the right
attorney for that case.
Is My Consultation Confidential?
All consultations with attorneys are confidential, even if you
don't end up retaining the Attorney. In fact, if you call my office and
I have a relationship with the company you want to sue (highly
unlikely), I will decline representation and end the call. I am not even
allowed to disclose to the company that I received a phone call from you.
How Do You Charge for Your Services?
I have taken cases on contingency, on an hourly basis, set fee
cases, and split fee cases. Under contingency cases I defer payment for
my time, while the Client covers the costs such as filing fees.
Will There Be More Than One Attorney Working on My Case?
As a sole proprietor, when you call the office you will speak to
me. If a document needs to be reviewed, I will personally review it. If
something is added to your file it is because I personally added it to
the file. The motto for my practice is Responsive, Personal Representation.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Every case is different, so it will depend on the facts of your
case, the involvement of the Courts, and the position of the opposition.
I have had cases that resolved with one telephone call. I have had other
cases which took over three years to reach resolution. The more at stake
the longer a case typically takes to resolve.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
Not usually. Due to many variables, such as the high cost of
litigation, 97% of civil law cases resolve short of trial. Most other
Court appearances can by made for you by your attorney.