If you are wondering whether you need an attorney, you should at least consider a consultation. Many of our clients have never dealt with an attorney before the initial consultation regarding their employment issues. We understand that the idea is intimidating. Even those who do have experience working with attorneys, find that an employment law practice operates a little differently than others.
To help you navigate with a little more ease, here is some information about the consultation process with the employment law attorneys at JacksonWhite.
No-Fee Evaluation Before Your Consultation
To help preserve your time and energy, JacksonWhite’s employment law team offers a free evaluation of your case, by phone, to help determine whether a consultation is likely to be of value to you.
What to Expect From Your Legal Consultation
JacksonWhite charges an hourly attorney’s fee for consultations. The fee typically ranges from $250 to $400 per hour depending on which attorney you are consulting with. We understand that this fee often comes as a surprise to many of our potential clients.
The marketplace is flooded with attorneys offering “free consultations” or “no-fee” representation, but those are typically for personal injury and criminal defense cases and rarely serve the client’s needs upfront. The priority of JacksonWhite’s employment attorneys is not to simply retain as many clients as possible – it’s our priority to help make sure you understand your legal rights and options. We retain cases that, after an honest discussion, are determined to be in your best interests.
In short, you’re going to get what you pay for. We hope you leave your consultation understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position and situation. Consultation appointments typically take about an hour – sometimes more, sometimes less. It’s important to us that we take the time to carefully assess all the key components of your situation. We’ll be asking a lot of questions and sorting through your circumstance in detail.
To make the most of your consultation, bring copies of any relevant documents that support or describe your case. We find some clients find it helpful to prepare a short, written sequence of events prior to the appointment for the attorney to review during the appointment. In addition, be prepared to identify all of the important parties and witnesses.
If your case is one that we are able to pursue, we will discuss the next steps required for JacksonWhite employment law team to take on the responsibility of your representation. For more information about legal fees and our payment structure options, should you become a client, visit our Legal Fees page.
At JacksonWhite, we pride ourselves on honesty and transparency with our clients.
We realize that uncertainty about attorneys’ fees can be the most daunting part about seeking counsel. It is difficult to know which payment option best suits your case until we have had a consultation. We find that offering some general guidelines about our fee structures upfront can be helpful to potential clients, especially to those who have never hired an attorney.
JacksonWhite charges an hourly attorney’s fee for consultations. The fee typically ranges from $250 to $400 per hour depending on which attorney you are consulting with. Consultation appointments typically take about an hour – sometimes more, sometimes less. It’s important to us that we take the time to carefully evaluate all key components of your situation.
Based on that discussion, we can discuss whether the firm is able to offer representation and which fee structures will be offered. Prior to scheduling your consultation, our legal assistant will begin with a free, no obligation case evaluation by phone to determine whether a consultation is likely to be of value to you.
Call our Employment Law team at (480) 464-1111 to discuss your case today.