When setting up a meeting, you will work with Erin Vogt, our client care coordinator. If our services match your needs, Erin will work with you to find a convenient date and time for you to meet with one of our attorneys.
When you schedule an appointment, Erin will send you a questionnaire. The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather as much background information before the meeting so that the information is readily available for the attorney when you meet. This will maximize your time with the attorney, as more of your time can be spent discussing possible solutions and next steps. It also provides the attorney with a more solid understanding of your situation, which will in turn assist her in providing specific advice that will benefit you most.
What happens at your first appointment with an attorney?
The first meeting is scheduled for one hour. During this time, you will meet with one of our attorneys and discuss your situation. The information included in your questionnaire will help to guide that conversation. After you discuss your situation and the details surrounding it, she will talk about some strategies for how your situation may be remedied and what steps would need to be taken in order to achieve that solution. She will also discuss the approximate costs involved in assisting with your legal matter so that you are aware of the financial commitment ahead of you and can make an informed decision on how to proceed.
The charge for the first meeting is $350, and it is important to know why. “Free” is good, but some things are free for a reason. Our attorneys have over 130 combined years assisting their clients with legal matters of all shapes and sizes. At Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C., the first meeting is designed as an opportunity to sort through your situation and come up with a plan on how to deal with that situation, whatever it may be. It is not a sales meeting. It is an investment. Each of our clients is unique, and as a result, we do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. We will provide only those solutions that fit your needs, not a generic package that ignores your real concerns while addressing some that do not even apply to you. The meeting may even provide you with the information you need to understand that you may not need to retain an attorney after all. By investing in a productive meeting, you are investing in knowledgeable, attentive and tailored legal assistance.
After the meeting, you will have the option to retain Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C. to represent and assist you in your matter. If you choose to do so, we ask that you sign and return our retainer letter (which we will provide once you notify us that you would like us to assist with your matter) along with the agreed upon retainer amount. The work will begin once we receive the signed document, along with the retainer.
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