No. The initial meeting is free. It is important that we meet to be sure I can help you with your matter and we are comfortable with each other.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
Ask me. I will tell you the truth. If you have been sued or believe you have a claim against someone, chances are you need a lawyer. In business of course there are times when a lawyer is not necessary. However, the best practice is “preventative law,” which means you should consult with a lawyer before big decisions: entering a contract, forming a corporation, or hiring or firing an employee. It is far better to do it correctly at the beginning than to do it incorrectly and have a problem later.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Ask your friends and colleagues for referrals. Search the web for lawyers in your community specializing in the area of your concern. Study their experience levels. Make a short list and set up meetings. It is always best not to retain a lawyer until you have met with him or her.
What is your best quality as a lawyer?
I really care about my clients. Many have been clients for decades. They know their business truly matters to me and I will always have their best interests at heart.
What are you looking for in a client?
The long-term relationship. Your success is important to me. I want to help you grow and prosper. Also, I prefer a client who understands the importance of consulting a lawyer before a problem arises.
What do you charge?
My customary hourly rate is $350. I am willing to consider a flat fee for a particular assignment, and a true retainer where I am paid a fixed amount monthly to handle whatever you or your company requires within my competency and assuming no conflicts. I am also willing to consider a contingency fee in an appropriate case.