I try to WOW every client with personal service from the moment they walk in the door, during the representation, and even after their case has ended.
Instead of meeting me for the first time at a court hearing, I work with you closely before, during, and after your case. I'm the person who answers the telephone and opens the mail, and I'm never too busy for you. I'm always just a phone call, e-mail, text, or case portal message away, and I make every effort to get back to you within 30 minutes of your message (although that is sometimes just not possible).
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Best Way to Reach You?
The best way to reach me is by calling my direct telephone number at (763) 450-9494. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form. I typically respond by e-mail, but please include your telephone number if you would like me to call you, and let me know when would be a good time to call.
When Do You Need an Attorney?
You should consult with an attorney when you are facing a legal problem, believe that you have been treated unfairly, or when something about a particular situation that you are in just doesn't feel right. You always have legal options in any situation, and meeting with an attorney is the best way to discover your options.
Isn't Hiring an Attorney Expensive?
Hiring an attorney is not as expensive as you may think, and the costs of not taking action now to protect your rights can be more expensive in the long run than the cost of hiring an attorney to help you.
Do You Charge a Consultation Fee?
There is a fee of $250 for an initial consultation. The fee is credited to your account if you retain me to represent you within 7 days of the date of our initial consultation. Most initial consultations last about 45 minutes. If a consultation last longer than 45 minutes, I will charge you for the extra time at the rate of $250 per hour, billed in 6 minute increments. You are required to pay for the consultation before you leave my office. Everybody gets a free 5-minute mini-telephone consultation, but I charge a consultation fee to look at your situation in more detail.
Do You Make House Calls and Meet With Clients Where They Work or Live?
Yes, I will meet with you where you live or work, although I generally charge an additional fee depending on how far away you are from my office. That fee must be paid in advance.
Do I Need to Meet With You in Person?
Probably not. Depending on the type of case, you do not necessarily need to meet with me in person for me to represent you. For most cases, we can communicate by telephone, fax, e-mail, and/or case portal.
Will You Represent Me?
Maybe. I do not represent just anyone, and you have to qualify for my services in order for me to represent you. As discussed earlier, I charge $250 for an initial consultation, and require you to pay my fees and anticipated expenses in advance. Usually, I charge a flat fee for my services, when that is appropriate, and require a significant advance fee payment for work that I perform on an hourly basis. If you cannot pay my fee, then I am not interested in representing you.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
For your convenience, you may pay for our services by way of cash, personal check, money order or certified check, or credit card. I am happy to offer you the option to pay by credit card.
Where is Your Office Located?
My office is located at 2140-4th Avenue, Anoka MN 55303. It is a colonial style brick building that looks like a house across Fourth Avenue from the parking ramp for the Anoka County Government Center. Here is a map. You can also call me at (763) 450-9494 for personalized directions.