|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
About this pro
3 years in business
42 hires on Thumbtack
My experience with Mr Kannard is positive. He's knowledgeable, accessible, and reasonably priced. My divorce went very smooth.Jun 7, 2018Verified
This man is great he has done more for me in over a week then in 3 yrs with my other attorney. I can not thank him enoughAug 14, 2017Verified
It's ongoing so far so good he listens, is concerned with what's going on , he cares about his clients explains things very well pricing is fair he is just a regular guy that happens to be a lawyer time will tellJul 7, 2016Verified
Thumbtack CustomerNov 8, 2017
James was very thorough and helpful !Oct 7, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a fixed fee for uncontested Family Law issues (e.g. divorces, time-sharing, child custody, child support, and post-divorce enforcement). Any fixed fees are non-refundable and are considered earned once paid. If for some reason someone changes their mind in an uncontested case and decides they want to contest any part of the case, I convert the fixed fee into a retainer and charge an hourly rate for my fee. For contested issues, I charge an hourly rate. The rate I charge is based, among other factors, the time and labor involved, novelty or difficulty of questions presented, the results obtained, time limitations imposed by this representation, and my reputation, experience and ability. I normally ask for a non-refundable retainer in advance. The amount of the retainer will depend upon the scope and complexity of the issues of your case. The fees above do not include additional costs such as court filing fees, fees to have documents served, copy fees and postage. Depending upon your case, I may ask that you provide a Cost Deposit, or I may ask that these be paid as they are incurred.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss their case, explore their options, and explain to them what they can expect from me should they decide to hire me. If they want to hire me, I go over my attorney-client contract with them, and discuss how we will move forward with their case. If we aren't meeting in person, I prefer to communicate electronically with clients, but I have no problem writing letters and mailing them if that is what the client prefers.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In addition to my legal training and experience, I have personal experience going through the family law courts. My ex-wife took my kids out of state and hid them from me. I had to fight in court, but finally won custody of my kids. I know what it's like to not be able to see your kids and also know the impact that has on children. I've lived that emotional roller coaster and can honestly say "I know how you feel." Don't worry, it will get better and if you hire me I'll do everything I can to help you get through the rough times. I've also been a Guardian ad Litem since 2009 and advocate on behalf of children who have been abused or placed at risk of harm. This is probably the most rewarding thing I've ever done in my life. In the area of Business Law I have personal experience as a member of a several different Board of Directors running Non-Profit Corporations. So I know what the business owners want and expect from their attorneys. I also have personal experience as a Program Manager where I was required to ensure that my programs remained compliant with all contract terms and regulatory requirements.