Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer free consultations?
I offer an initial, brief (typically 5-10 minute) phone call at no charge. The purpose of this initial communication is for me to determine whether I can ethically represent you, whether the case falls within our areas of practice, and whether the case is a “good fit” for the firm. If so, the next step is an office consultation, which is longer and a more detailed meeting. I determine whether to charge for an office consultation on a case-by-case basis.
How long will my case take?
This depends on many factors, including the strength of the case and the willingness of the adverse party to negotiate. If the case cannot be settled and litigation is necessary to resolve your claims, other factors – such as the court’s timetable – must also be considered. Litigation is, generally speaking, a relatively slow process and can take years.
What are your fees?
We offer a range of fee options, ranging from (1) pure hourly representation, (2) pure contingency representation (i.e., the fee is defined as a percentage of the recovered sum, if any), and (3) a “hybrid” fee involving a retainer and a percentage of the recovery. Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.