Do I Need A Lawyer For My Case?
Think about the old saying: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” – Abraham Lincoln. We believe in being your advocate and we are not salesmen. We will advise you if you do not need a lawyer for your case. We will also advise you of the likely outcome and the likely result for your case. Remember, the legal system is complex and the court does not give flexibility to those who do not have a lawyer simply because they are representing themselves.
What Can A Lawyer Do For Me?
We will ensure all possible legal issues are addressed because we know what they are. All documents (court pleadings) will be drafted articulately. We will answer any questions you may have and will pursue a result that is consistent with your best interests. Whether you wish for a trial, mediation, or settlement, we will be with you every step of the way. Remember, in a divorce case, your spouse probably has an attorney. Shouldn't you? If they don't have an attorney, what if you did? If a surgical mistake has been made, the opposition is a doctor. What if you went up against a doctor without a lawyer? If your employer wrongfully terminated you or sexuall harassed you, do you believe that they will not hire an attorney to try to prove you wrong?
How Much Does A Lawyer Cost?
Fees will depend on the type of case and its complexity. In divorces cases the retainer varies and we work on an hourly basis. It is really difficult to ascertain the time needed to successfully resolve the case. In personal injury cases, we do not get paid until you get paid. In each practice area, your fee will be quoted during your free initial consultation. Remember, while lawyers can be expensive, not hiring a lawyer can be even more expensive.
How Do I Choose My Lawyer? I Want The “Best.”
Talk to different lawyers and choose the one you are the most comfortable with. It won't help you to find the most aggressive and rude lawyer for your case simply because you want an aggressive lawyer. There are many aggressive lawyers that are courteous and polite and will keep in touch with you about your case and have a good rapport with the court system and its employees. We are those lawyers. The court knows it can trust us to give it accurate information and our clients know they can trust us to keep them apprised of everything going on in their case and what the likely outcome of their case will be.
How Does The Free Consultation Work?
In a family law case, you will receive a free initial 30-minute consultation. During this time, you will advise your lawyer of any pending court hearings, what relief you are seeking, and your expectations. We recommend that you write any questions you may have prior to your consultation so that it goes smoothly and that all your questions are answered. Please bring any paperwork you have to this meeting.
In civil litigation or personal injury, you will receive a free consultation. These consultations are typically done by telephone. If our attorneys believe this is a case they can help with, we will schedule a free consultation. Remember, bring any questions, medical records, police reports or documents you wish to discuss and we will be sure that you leave with a good idea of what to expect in your case.