General Client Information
We usually schedule appointments between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you reach voice mail during normal office hours, it is because my legal assistant and I may be with clients, on the phone, or away from the office. Please be sure and leave a message on voice mail and one of us will return your call as soon as possible.
Fees, Costs and Office Charges
If an attorney-client relationship is mutually agreeable, you will be provided an attorney fee agreement to read and review, and sign and return to me. The attorney fee agreement will identify in detail all charges for my services, my obligations to you, and your obligations as a client.
My fees are billed on an hourly basis. I also charge for legal assistant time, as well as photocopy, long distance and fax costs. Usually you will be billed monthly and payment is due in 10 days following billing. Please don’t hesitate to ask me for an explanation of any charges.
For some work I will request a retainer or advance payment. We deposit all retainers in the client trust account and draw upon as fees, costs and expenses are earned or paid. I may request additional retainer funds if your trust account is depleted. You may request an accounting at any time.