While each case is different, I charge a retainer of $1,500 for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing. A Chapter 11 Bankruptcy requires a retainer of $15,000. Additional attorney fees for a Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 will be paid through the reorganization plan.
A lawsuit initial retainer is $3,500 and I would require additional payments of $500 per month as the case progresses toward a trial.
The retainer for bankruptcies must be fully paid before the bankruptcy petition is filed. You can pay as slowly or as quickly as you would like and I would ensure all collection phone calls and letters come to me as soon as you sign a retainer agreement.
I file bankruptcy petitions for debtors and I sometimes represent creditors in bankruptcies. I filed Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies.
I practice civil litigation in filing lawsuits or representing people who have been sued. This includes family law for divorces, custody disputes, and collection of child support or alimony.
I also prepare wills and trusts. If you need an attorney to help you probate estate, I can do that for you.
I will give a 30-minute free consultation, done in-person, on the telephone, or by zoom. After 30 minutes, we will continue the free consultation to determine if you want to hire me or if I have questions as to whether I can take the case.
The benefits of hire a local lawyer increase the quality of the presentation of your case. I am sure that I can’t do your job without training, and you should not expect to represent yourself well without training. Additionally, I have come to know most lawyers and judges in town over the last 30 years, which allows me to tailor my representation to best help you.
I care about my clients and have become friends with many of them over the last 30 years. I believe that many of the lawyers with negative reputations are too motivated by money because they have high overhead due to a large staff or t.v. advertising budget. I have a small staff so you get personal service.
In our initial consultation, I will determine if I will accept the case before you leave. In the telephone which sets the consultation appointment, if it is an area of the law that I do not practice, I will find a referral for you.