Frequently asked questions

How much do I charge?

My hourly fee for legal services is $225.00 per hour billed in increments of one-tenth of an hour (.1), plus costs associated with your matter such as filing fees, service of process fees, transcript and court reporter costs.  I do offer some services on a flat fee basis, such as preparing legal documents including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

What is a retainer?

A retainer is like a security deposit.  In addition to entering a written fee agreement, new clients will be required to provide a retainer deposit, the amount of which will depend upon the nature and complexity of the matter.  The deposit is held in my attorney trust account until the conclusion of the representation and all outstanding bills have been paid, at which time it is returned to the client.

How can you hire me?

If you would like to hire me please call me at 571-308-5820 so that we can discuss the scope of the representation, the retainer requirement, and so I can send you a written fee agreement.

What forms of payment are accepted?

I accept cash, check and credit cards for payment of fees and retainers. Credit cards are processed through Law Pay, a service approved by the Virginia and Maryland state bar associations where you enter your payment information directly.

Do I provide free consultations?

Yes, I will gladly speak with you about your matter and any potential representation. Please call me at 571-308-5820.

How can you get a copy of your file?

All client files are kept in a secure cloud storage system.  At any time you may request a copy of any portion of your file and it will be provided via a secure email link.