Free? Yes, good attorneys also sometimes give out free advice. Here are some guidelines for our office:
- Contingency/Statutory Fee Cases: We never charge you separately for anything we do on a contingency or statutory fee case. All of our work is all included in our basic percentage fee, although we are reimbursed for our costs. [Link to contingency case and to statutory fee case.]
- Initial Phone Calls: We will not charge you for a brief initial phone call to find out if we can help you. If it’s an easy problem that we can help you with right there, we probably won’t charge you and if we do, we’ll talk about what seems fair. If it’s more complicated, we’ll set up an appointment.
- Later Phone Calls: Once we represent you, we charge for all phone calls on hourly cases. [Link to Hourly Cases.]
- Office Appointments: We charge for all office appointments on hourly cases, whether we represent you or not. We will generally not charge you until we’ve heard enough to know whether we can help you.