What Makes Me Different?
It's your case and you should be in charge of it, but how can you be? You don't know what you're doing and that's why you hired me in the first place, right? During the course of every representation, I take the time to ensure that my clients understand everything they need to know to make sound decisions and then, and only then, I represent them as directed. I understand that legal matters cause anxiety and I know that, although there will always be some degree of anxiety, a great deal of it lies in not knowing what's going on. Legal procedures don't need to be a secret and, generally, they're not even all that complicated once they're properly explained. Knowing what's going on in your case will bring you a sense of peace.
I am as efficient as I can be because I know that, for most people, the burden of having an unresolved legal matter is a grinding financial and emotional punishment in even the best of cases. Although I'm usually not the only one with a say in the matter, I always do my best to deliver a speedy result.
I don't take cases where I lack the expertise. If you come to me with a case that I don't have the expertise or resources to handle, rest assured that I will point you in the right direction to get your matter resolved. If I take your case, it's because I believe no one can get a better result for you.
I've learned over the years that one of the most frustrating things for a client is an inability to communicate with their lawyer in a timely manner. Once I've been retained, I do my best to be available to my clients and I've established a clear client contact policy that works for both me and my clients. People with problems come to my office and they don't need the stress of paying tons of money to a lawyer who won't even talk to them during the course of life-altering litigation.
The worst part about any litigation is the lack of control when somebody is suing you, prosecuting you, or trying to deny you just compensation for injuries. I do my level best to give clients control of not only their litigation, but their legal expenses, and, ultimately their lives.
We all know that legal work tends to be expensive. I grew up poor, so I understand most people don't have cash to burn. Part of my practice is figuring out ways to reduce the financial impact of legal matters on my clients. Whether it's a court cost, a fine, an attorney fee (including my own), or a hospital bill, I always act, argue, and plan with the goal of reducing the overall cost of each legal matter for my clients. No matter what kind of case you have, reducing the cost of it to you is part of my plan. At the beginning of each representation, I present a clear comprehensible fee structure and during the representation I discuss any large expense with my clients before spending their money. In each case, the bill fits the work done and never comes as a surprise. I work with all kinds of people to ensure that they have the representation they need with a payment plan they can afford.