A Lawyer’s Time And Advice Are His Stock In Trade.
These are the words of Abraham Lincoln, a well-known lawyer. All of us have different God-given talents. Some of us make a living working with our hands, while others make a living in a different way. Neither is more or less honorable than the other.
We charge an initial consultation fee of $200.00. The consultation can last up to one hour. If you retain our services within 45 days of our initial meeting, we will give you full credit for the initial consultation fee.
We do not charge an initial consultation fee for the following matters: Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives; Personal Injury; and Bankruptcy.
The initial consultation is not just a meeting where we sit back and listen. You're not just paying for our time - you're paying for our opinion and expertise. The initial consultation is many times a working session and you will likely leave with a wealth of information and advice. So come prepared. If you have any documents that are in any way related to what you are meeting with us about, please bring those documents with you.
Usually, by the end of the first meeting, you will decide if you want to hire us (retain our services), and we will decide if we want to take your case.
To schedule an initial office consultation, you should email or call our office. We like to meet all of our potential clients in person or virtually. If you live out of town or need a virtual consultation, you can schedule a phone consultation or request a meeting through Microsoft Teams.
The initial consultation fee will be payable by check, cash or credit/debit card at the time you arrive at our office (before you meet with us). It is nonrefundable.
We take detailed notes during our initial consultation and save those notes in a digital notebook. When you come back later to retain our services, we review the initial notes and get to work on your case.
What we discuss in an initial consultation is always confidential.