Most of our engagements
begin with a short telephone call. Do not attempt to
retain us by email.
Before you call,
you need to do two things. First, be prepared to describe your
legal problem and the help you want from us in a few
sentences. Second, know the names of everyone who may be
adverse to you in our representation.
Until we tell you
otherwise, you should not reveal confidential or sensitive
information to us, since we may already represent your
adversary. If we represent your adversary, we may
disclose to your adversary your contact with us. If the
very fact of contacting an attorney is information that you
would not want your adversary to know, then you should avoid
disclosing the name of your adversary.
short initial telephone call, our staff will first obtain your
name, telephone number and address, plus a very brief
description of the type of assistance you are seeking, and the
identities of parties that are adverse to you.
lawyer is immediately available, a lawyer will speak briefly
with you so that we may perform a quick "conflict
check" to determine whether or not we represent another
party that may have an interest adverse to you. Otherwise, we
will call you back.
"conflict check" is clear, then we will briefly
discuss the legal services that you desire, the objectives
that you desire us to obtain, and the possible fees for
our clients need advice about resolving a specific business
problem, and the potential choices often range from doing
nothing, to negotiating a solution, to filing litigation.
We believe in "no
surprises" for you or us in the payment of legal
services. For preliminary advice about resolving business
problems, we charge clients on an hourly basis. Once the point
has been reached that litigation is the best solution, we are
usually willing to discuss representation on the basis of a
retainer together with a contingency fee or paid-on-success
card and online payments. We accept credit cards and
various online payment services. For information, click here.
You should not send us email before your retain us. We
may already represent your adversary. We may disclose
your unsolicited email to your adversary. We will not treat
information received in unsolicited email as confidential,
because we will not have formed a confidential relationship
prior to receiving the email. Talk to one of our
lawyers first, before you email us. See our email policies.