When cases involve personal injury, medical malpractice or nursing home/elder abuse, we do not charge a retainer.
With other types of cases, a retainer is not always required. For instance, in many situations, a client simply wants to know what their legal rights/obligations are, whether they have a case or liability exposure, and what their options are regarding a matter. When this happens, we can usually offer to review the relevant documents and have a follow-up conversation with the client for a fixed fee. During that follow-up conversation, we will candidly explain the strengths/weaknesses we see and lay out the available options.
Yes. Our office accepts debit cards and credit cards via LawPay’s secure online portal (LawPay is a widely used method for lawyers to accept payments). We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Our office can email a secure payment link to you, or we can process your payment over the phone if that is easier for you.
No. There are no junior lawyers on staff. Rob Hadden has over 18 years of litigation experience, and Christina Summer has over 14 years of litigation experience. A legal assistant cannot render legal advice, so a lawyer in our firm will be in charge of your case.
Yes. Our office will send you copies of all relevant documents as your case progresses. Also, we will discuss strategy with you on a regular basis, and at any time, you may call or email your attorney with any questions. There are no bad questions. We are here for you.
Creative Fee Arrangements
Some law firms only offer one method of billing for their services, and that may work for them.
We realize that providing legal services is not a “one size fits all” approach.
In some cases, the client may prefer to budget their attorney’s fees, whereas, in other cases, the client may prefer a different approach.
We offer flexible pricing and creative fee arrangements which depend upon the specific circumstances of each case, i.e., fixed fee, contingency fee, hourly fee or blended fee.
Unlike many law firms, we frequently offer fixed fees to handle an entire case or perform a particular task, i.e., a demand letter for a client.
With a contingency fee (percentage fee) case, you only pay attorney’s fees if there is a recovery of money on your case. Also, in a contingency fee (percentage fee) case, any attorney fee is based upon the gross amount recovered, and the expenses are deducted from the recovery after the attorney fee is calculated. Stated another way, if there is a recovery, our firm’s contingency attorney fee (percentage fee) would be calculated before the client’s expenses were deducted and before the client’s share is received, and the client is liable for the expenses in addition to any attorney fee.
With all of the pricing methods outlined above, any expenses associated with our firm’s legal representation are separate from attorney’s fees, and the expenses (i.e., court filing fees, etc.) are the client’s responsibility regardless of the outcome of the case.
We will work extremely hard on your case, but regardless of the legal issues involved, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any matter.