|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.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
The Law Office of James Kannard, PLLC
About this pro
I know that legal issues can be dragged out over a long period of time, causing them to become expensive. I maintain a digital office and file everything with the court electronically. Because I maintain an electronic office, I don't have to charge the same copy fees that other attorneys charge. Plus, my office goes with me wherever I go. I chose to run my office this way because it reduces my overhead, and allows me to pass the savings along to my clients in the form of lower fees and reduced costs. Another benefit of having a digital office is that I can offer concierge legal services. That means I can meet you anywhere you prefer: in your home, at your office, the library, or at Starbucks. I'm also available to talk on the phone in the evening and on weekends. Your initial consultation with me is free and you have no obligation to hire me. Even if you don't hire me, everything we discuss will be kept completely confidential. When you call, you'll always get to speak with me instead of having to wait for a secretary or paralegal to relay me your message and contact you back with my answer. I enjoy helping people resolve their legal issues, doing my best to schedule meetings so they don't have to disrupt their already hectic life, and making things as easy as I can for them to understand. I also enjoy getting to help parents work out their differences in ways that can minimize the effects of a divorce on their children.
Years in business3
Times hired on Thumbtack40
Q & A
- 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.
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