Philosophy & Legal Fees

Our office philosophy is that the attorney-client relationship should be based on complete trust and confidence.

To that end, every effort is made to listen attentively to the client and to communicate in a timely manner. We are committed to returning client phone calls and responding to all client correspondence promptly. All clients are kept informed of the status of their legal matters on a regular basis. Our support staff is also trained to assist clients. When necessary, personal visits can be arranged at the client’s home, business, or elsewhere. Recognizing that many legal problems by their nature are stressful, our office is dedicated to handling delicate legal matters in an understanding, supportive and confidential manner.

Fees are based on criteria which include the actual time spent on the file, the complexity of the work, and the results achieved. Matters are undertaken hourly, on a flat fee, or a contingent fee basis. The fee structure is designed to fit the legal problem at hand. All fees are discussed with the client before any legal work is undertaken. Clients are encouraged to discuss fees openly and all fee arrangements are confirmed in writing for the convenience of the client. An initial consultation can be arranged without charge when the need for legal services is not certain.