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About this pro
11 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
Really disappointed at the information provided at the consultation. Felt like he was just trying to get as much money as possible from me and wasn't trying to come up with solutions or the best way for my case to progress.Feb 23, 2018VerifiedHogan S.'s reply
Dear Jessica, As an attorney who regularly discounts fees (especially for veterans), volunteers for pro bono organizations, has an hourly rate that is one of the lowest for my level of experience and success, has never had a complaint about my billing practices and has never sued a client for unpaid fees, I’m very sorry you were disappointed with my quote. But, I have to say that you are misrepresenting me by saying I provided you consultation. I did not provide you a consultation, nor was I trying to get as much money from you as possible. Our whole exchange occurred through the Thumbtack messaging system and we did not talk or meet. Rather, I provided a flat fee quote through the Thumbtack system and messaged you two times, very specifically, that “others do it for less.” I also did not try to talk you into hiring me—I didn’t try to “sell” or “close” you. Frankly, I’m not very good at that. But, you were adamant that your “simple” divorce would take me “literally 20 minutes to prepare” and I tried to explain why I thought you were incorrect. I disagreed with your estimate and estimated a flat fee based on how much time a typical uncontested divorce takes and my hourly rate. Perhaps, my estimate was higher than it should have been, but without an actual consultation and interview of the complete picture it is impossible for me to tell. For example, we did not communicate about debts and protective measures that are usually recommended. Providing flat fees for legal services is a difficult process to get right, as any attorney who’s been practicing for a while will tell you. An attorney can end up working for far less than his hourly rate, unless the majority of the work is done by non-attorney support staff. And, at the same time there are rules that prohibit attorneys from keeping unearned fees. If a particular project takes less time than estimated, I am ethically bound to return unearned fees, which I do. This is why even on flat fee cases I keep track of my time. But, you really didn’t give me a chance to explain all that. You only wanted to argue with me and prove that it would only take 20 minutes to complete. On a final note, you stated that you found someone who can handle your divorce for half of what I quoted, but at the same time you said you were a law student and pointed very quickly to information that makes me think you are able to complete your divorce on your own. And, you did not hire anyone on Thumbtack but misrepresented that you hired me so you could post a review. So, I’m not sure if you truly are looking for an attorney or merely work for another firm/company, you seem to know your way around the required forms, but if you really are looking to hire an attorney perhaps you should save even more money by completing the process yourself. I’m pretty sure it will take you more than 20 minutes, though.
Henry P.Nov 1, 2017Verified
Sergey G.Sep 16, 2017Verified
While I have only just started with Hogan, he has been very responsive to my emails, he was very personable, yet very professional on our first meeting, he quickly gave his opinion on my case and was very straight forward about the facts of my case and my position. I immediately felt more at ease and confident about my situation. I look forward to working with Song Family Law, and winning my case.Dec 13, 2017Verified
I hired Hogan for my divorce after interviewing several other attorneys and I am so glad I did. He helped me finish my divorce within my budget and better yet, he was smart as a whip. He caught several issues that didn't even occur to me or the other side, several times through the case. I am glad its over and I can move on with my life. My kids, my business, and my wallet can't thank him enough.Aug 11, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a very reasonable hourly rate and retainer. For some cases I will offer a flat fee.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation and conduct a divorce assessment to see if a client's family law case is a good fit for our firm. Once we are hired, we provide a strategic approach to get our clients to the finish line within their budget. We push the case toward completion and ensure through our comprehensive checklist that our client's rights are always protected.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 10 years of experience. A graduate of the Loyola Law School (consistently ranked in the top 75 law schools in the nation), I attended law school in the evenings while working and raising a young family. At Loyola Law School, I was a staff member and senior research editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. I also attended U.C. Davis on scholarship and obtained my Master's Degree in English. While I loved my time as an Aggie, I am also an alumnus of the University of Southern California graduating with two degrees - one in English and one in Political Science. After passing the bar exam (the first time), I worked at some of Orange County most prestigious law firms. But seeing the need for a better approach, I devoted himself to providing quality family law representation at affordable prices.