What are your office hours?
Our office is open 8:30 am noon, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
We can see clients at other times with special arrangements.
Is there a charge for the first visit?
Yes, we charge $75 for the first one half hour of consultation.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
How do you charge for attorney fees?
We charge attorney fees in several ways, depending on the type of case. In many cases we set a minimum fee and retainer, and charge an hourly rate with credit for the retainer paid. In some cases, such as auto accidents, we can work on a contingent fee basis and only charge a percentage fee if there is a recovery. In other cases, such as estate planning, we have a set fee for the work we do. In real estate matters we can work on either a percentage fee or an hourly rate fee.
We discuss fees in the first meeting with the client and put everything in writing. We provide our clients with a written fee agreement and a schedule of the way fees are calculated.
What does the P.C. in the firm name mean?
P.C. in the firm name is an abbreviation for "Professional Corporation."
The Michigan Professional Corporation Act requires that any firm operating as a professional corporation have either Professional Corporation or P.C. in their name.
Can I call on the telephone for a legal opinion?
No, not unless you are an established client. We take pride in the quality of our legal opinions and do not offer snap decisions.
We request that prospective clients make an appointment and meet with us face-to-face. We then can give an informed, well thought-out opinion of the legal matter.
Is there parking available near your office?
Yes, there is limited on-street parking in front of our office, and two city parking lots within one block of the office.
One parking lot is on North Huron Street on the West side just South of Michigan Avenue. The second lot is on the corner of Washington and Pearl Streets.
Note that our office is on the corner of Huron and Pearl Streets in the City of Ypsilanti. Huron is one-way traffic North and Pearl is one-way traffic West.