Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pick my lawyer?

The very best way to pick a lawyer is to talk to friends and associates for a recommendation. Don't believe online reviews or television promises.

When would I need you as my lawyer?

This depends on the situation, but anytime you are uncomfortable proceeding on an action you might want to speak with an attorney. Some attorney's don't charge an initial consultation fee

What should I expect when I hire an attorney?

You should ask them questions. You should ask what services you would receive for fees paid. Some cases are done with a set fee, while others have an hourly rate, and others have what is called a contingency fee. The most important thing is you should fee comfortable with the attorney as a person.

What should I look for in an attorney?

You should shy away from an attorney that promises you the moon. You should feel like you and the attorney are a team.

How do you set your fees?

For routine matters, such as divorces and criminal cases, I will charge a set fee, which may be based upon the number of Court Appearances that will be required.

How do you set your fees? Can I change attorneys?

Almost always, You should remember that the Attorney works for you. You are the boss, however, you must realize that the attorney has expertise and experience in the field and you should seriously consider his advise. I say almost always, but sometimes when you get so far into a case the Court will not allow a substitution. Also you may have a contract with the lawyer that he will still be paid, even if you terminate his representation.