Free Consultation

I provide initial consultations for free because it’s the easiest way for you to find out if you want to hire me!  I don’t want either one of us to feel “locked in” to this relationship before we’ve even met. I think you deserve the chance to meet me and learn what I can do for you, before I ask you to commit to hiring me; and I want the chance to meet you, and hear about your particular circumstances, before I agree to take your case.

Even though it’s free, the initial consultation may be the most valuable service I can provide for you. I’m going to explain the system to you, and ask you to explain your situation to me. I’m going to listen to your story and explain how your particular circumstances fit into the legal system, and what they system can do for you.

Of course I hope we will discover, during that free consultation, that your problem is one I can help solve, and that we like each other, and so you’ll hire me; but it’s also because I want you to know that I’m not going to nickel and dime you to death, charging you for every second I see your face or hear your voice on the phone. Yes, of course I charge for my time; I have to make a living, too; but I don’t have to charge every potential customer for every second! I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people and I’ve found I can do that best by including free consultations. Sometimes, after hearing the client’s story, I realize they don’t need to take the drastic action they’re considering; there’s another, less extreme way to address their problems. That’s happy news, and I’m delighted to deliver it – after all, lawyers are often the bearer of bad news; it’s nice to be able to deliver good news every once in a while!

If you do need a lawyer’s help, a free consultation gives us both the chance to meet one another and see if we want to work together.

Make it easy

Okay, I admit it:  I can’t make every case truly “easy” – I’m only a lawyer, not a magician!  But I can sure help make it easier – as easy as possible.  I will explain the system so you can understand it; I will explain your options and help you make your decisions wisely, and of course I will handle everything with the court and any other lawyer(s) on the case.  In most cases, you’ll still have some tough decisions to make, but I’ll help you get through it all.

Whether you’re facing divorce, bankruptcy, or some other problem, I can help.  Let me “make it easy” for you.

If you find it easy to use the web and other high-tech tools, we’ll do that; if you find it easy to use paper & pens, we’ll do that.  I will work with you in whatever ways are easy for you.

“Make it easy” is not just a slogan, it’s the way I do business. I don’t try to make it easy just for my clients; I work to make it easy for everybody in the system, because that’s the best way to ensure I can get you what you want and need.

Ready to get started? Call me!