Do you need to solve a legal problem?
Are you considering hiring a lawyer at Tingen & Williams?
We’re glad you’re thinking about hiring us to represent you.
Here’s how you can get started.
Before formally hiring us, we like to have clients engage in a consult with our attorneys so we can get to know each other.
This is an opportunity for us to figure out what exactly your problem is and all of the things that need to happen to fix it.
To schedule your consultation, you can call us, or inquire about it using our chat system by clicking the blue icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. We’ll ask for some brief information with your contact information, and we’ll find a time that works for you.
We help clients in the following practice areas: immigration law, estate planning, family law, criminal and traffic law, federal trademark matters, and internet law.
Before you speak with one of our attorneys, it’s best that you prepare questions to ask first. This is because your consultation will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
The more prepared you are, the better we’ll be able to help you with your case. We encourage you to do some research in our knowledge base so you can educate yourself about our practice areas and maybe even find the answers to some of your questions.
The most common questions we get have to do with cost–How much will I have to pay?–and time–How long will this take?
We’ll address both of those concerns in your consult, as well as answer a few other questions. The primary goal of the consult is to help you decide if you want to hire us or not.
Remember, you only have a small window of time during the consultation so make sure you prepare yourself as much as you can.
Once you’ve set an appointment and prepared, you’ll have a chance to speak to one of our firm’s lawyers.
During your conversation, they’ll be able to tell you whether or not you have a case and inform you about what you should expect moving forward.
In the course of your consultation you will likely learn whether you need an attorney for your case, and why you should hire one. You might feel that you want to hire us, but worry about the cost.
We understand that some people forego hiring an attorney for financial reasons.
That’s why we offer payment plans and legal coaching arrangements.
We provide an unprecedented level of transparency for our legal billing.
First, while we do have an hourly rate that we base our work on, we try to work with the client and offer a flat fee arrangement for many of our services.
It’s not uncommon for us to give you at least a price estimate, with the caveat that if something unexpected arises it could change the nature of your case. In that event, we may need an additional discussion about payment.
Our primary goal with regards to payment is to avoid surprises.
Second, we use an online system that will allow you to login and pay your bill online. There’s no need to make phone calls, come in to the office, or even call the office to find out how much you owe.
You will be able to login to an online portal and view your bill at any time.
In addition to transparent pricing, we offer payment plans to the vast majority of our clients.
Essentially, we take the flat fee or price estimate the attorney gives you at your consultation, and we divide payments up by 3, 6, 9, or 12 months.
Smaller bills or shorter cases (think $1,200, or a few months) would only be eligible for a 3 months plan. $200 is the minimum monthly payment we would arrange.
Payment plans are currently interest free, and payments should be made by the 10th of each month. However, we may charge interest on late payments.
Even though we provide payment plans, some clients still believe they’ll have trouble hiring an attorney.
In these cases, you might consider talking about legal coaching during your consultation.
At this point, you may be wondering, what exactly is legal coaching?
In a sense, it’s kind of like a number of really long, in-depth consultations.
In a legal coaching arrangement, you represent yourself. But we’ll serve as your legal coach.
This means that you prepare all your own documents and file them yourself. But you have a lawyer in your corner who can review those documents before you send them out.
With legal coaching, we could even draft and prepare legal documents for you, but we won’t file them on your behalf or appear in court.
You can also make appointments, ask questions, and check in with us throughout your case to make sure you’re on track. And if a problem arises and you need a lawyer to take over, we may be able to help with that too.
Legal coaching is a form of limited legal representation. You can make a very flexible arrangement with us regarding what services you want to pay for and which ones you don’t.
Because of this, legal coaching has the potential to significantly reduce your legal fees, while still giving you the legal advice you need.
Legal coaching at Tingen & Williams starts at a minimum of $400 which will cover up to two hours of coaching, and $200 for every additional hour.
Our firm would love to work with you and help you with your case. We really do care about our clients, and we care about your case. We don’t like to see potential clients go without legal services they need, and so we try to help anyway we can.
We hope that our flexible payment plans and legal coaching arrangements can help you get the legal help you need. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Book an appointment with us to get started.