Frequently Asked Questions
There is no case too small for TNLG. Contact us for a free consultation and we will help you determine if legal services are the best option for your unique situation.
All information you share with your attorney is protected by attorney/client privilege, whether or not you choose to use our attorneys for legal representation.
Contact us via the contact form on our “Contact Us” page or call 916-612-3227 to schedule a free consultation with us today.
If in the event a circumstance prevents you from coming to our office, we can meet you at a mutually-agreed upon location.
We understand that unexpected events happen. Call our office today to see if a same-day appointment is available.
You are entitled to know what your fee will be prior to services being rendered. We will have an honest, open discussion about our fees during the first interview.
Lawyers are paid under various fee arrangements.
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.
On a flat fee basis, your legal fee is a stated sum for agreed upon services.
On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery we get for you; no recovery, no fee.
Other potential fees:
A pre-payment will often be required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used. Bills will be sent to you periodically showing your charges and payments.
We try to keep legal fees as reasonable as possible. We discuss with our client options for services. Sometimes, however, services are directly related to an opposing party’s action or inaction.
We accept personal and cashier’s checks as well as debit and credit card payments. Debit and credit card payments may be subject to a fee. Payment plans may be available – please contact us to discuss your options.
All office visits are by appointment. We encourage meetings during regular business hours, however, from time to time you may request that we meet you in the evening if the matter cannot wait. If we must meet with you in the evening, we must reserve the right to add a surcharge to our regular fee for the appointment. You will be advised, in advance, of the decision concerning the surcharge. Since “special visits” may be expensive, please avoid them wherever possible.
We understand the importance of communication and transparency between attorney and client. In order to keep the cost of legal services down while maximizing communications, we will strive to keep you informed when anything important happens with your case and to respond to your questions in a timely manner. In addition, we will inform you in advance when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.
Fortunately, most cases are settled before litigation is necessary. However, if litigation is necessary for your case, we will go to court. We will always do what is in the best interest of our clients, whether that means settling out of court or trying your case in front of a judge or jury.