We believe you are entitled to meet your attorney and discuss your legal rights before making a commitment to hire an attorney. One of the most important services we offer is the opportunity to have a one-hour initial consultation at the rate of $250.00 ($350.00 for founding attorney Shelby A. Outlaw) with no obligation to retain our firm. It will be helpful if you prepare your questions in advance and bring any relevant paperwork to the initial consultation. This meeting will also be an opportunity to visit our office and meet our staff who will be assisting you if you choose to retain our firm.
Representation begins with a signed contract and an initial retainer payment. It continues until the case is concluded or until we are released by a Court Order. During our representation, we will do our best to advocate zealously for your interests. A client, in consultation with us, dictates the litigation goals, while we advise you how best to achieve those goals.
As fees and expenses are incurred, they are billed against your initial retainer. The billing rates for our attorneys Spruell and Walker are $300 an hour, while the billing rate for our founder, Shelby A. Outlaw, is $350 an hour. We will seek to delegate tasks to paralegal staff, when possible, and we charge from $100 to $150 per hour for paralegal time. When your retainer is exhausted or near exhausted, you will need to replenish it, set up a payment plan, and provide appropriate security. Where appropriate and authorized by law, we will seek to recover from the opposing party the attorney fees you have paid.