FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ?
Do I need a lawyer?
How much will I have to pay?
Will my case have to go to a trial?
What should I expect from my attorney?

 

 

 

Do I need a lawyer?

If you have to ask the question, the answer is probably yes.  Some matters are simple and can be handled by individuals without legal representation.  These matters frequently include minor disputes that can be addressed in small claims court.  Oftentimes, however, clients benefit from the assistance of counsel even in simple matters.  Our attorneys can explain the legal process involved in a given case and can answer questions and offer guidance as our clients proceed through the system.

How much will I have to pay?

Every legal matter has its own special circumstances, ranging from the type of case, the facts involved in the case, and the client’s specific needs and desires.  Fee arrangements include payment for services rendered on an hourly basis, flat fee agreements, and contingent fee arrangements.  Our attorneys will be pleased to discuss with you the details of your specific situation and tailor a fee agreement that meets your needs.

Will my case have to go to a trial?

Our attorneys are trial lawyers and are prepared to take your case from the very beginning stages all the way to a trial.  They have extensive courtroom experience in both jury and jury-waived trials.  However, the vast majority of cases are resolved without a trial.  Whenever possible, our attorneys encourage resolution of matters through a compromise settlement that is beneficial to our clients.  We strive to determine our clients’ needs and desires early on in the process so that we may identify appropriate opportunities to achieve a resolution for the client that is beneficial to the client but that does not require proceeding all the way to a trial.  Very favorable results can be obtained through settlements, and our attorneys have been very successful in reaching settlements for the firm’s clients. 

What should I expect from my attorney?

When you select an attorney, you should be seeking an attorney with extensive experience in the area of law that your affairs are involved in.  Many attorneys do not have the level of experience in a given area that will allow them to effectively advocate for their client.  The attorney that you select should be professional and diligent.  He or she should attend to all affairs in a prompt manner and should keep you informed and involved in whatever matter you have entrusted to the attorney.  Finally, while your attorney needs to remain objective in order to provide you with the best possible guidance, the attorney should not be distant or aloof.  You should feel comfortable that your attorney has your best interests at heart and is working hard on your behalf.  You should have trust and confidence in your attorney.  Our attorneys and support staff work together as a team, and each of our clients are important members of that team.