Legal matters can be very stressful and can have a big impact on your life. Thus it is very important that you develop a strong relationship with your attorney. This relationship is a two way street and requires both you and your lawyer to be committed to it for it to be successful. In general, the job of our attorneys is to look out for your best interests, explain all your options to you, take reasonable directions from you on your case, be fair with our fees and communicate with you regularly regarding our progress on your behalf. This includes letting you know if things are going well or poorly and how to adjust your strategy. We also have certain expectations of our clients: respond to our communications promptly, be clear as to what direction you want us to take, recognize that you hired us because of our knowledge and experience and trust our advice and, of course, pay your bill on time. Our firm has established strong relationships with many clients over the years based upon the above principles. If the attorney-client relationship is not working for any reason, we have no problem suggesting you find another law firm that might be a better match for you. We offer free initial consultations, sometimes in person but often by phone or e-mail, to see if we are a match with a prospective client. Feel free to contact us to see if we might be able to assist you with your legal matter.