What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our criminal cases are typically done on a flat fee basis. Our civil and family law cases are typically done on a retainer/hourly fee basis. Our personal injury plaintiff cases are typically done on a mixed or contingency fee basis.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
DuMond Law starts off with a free legal consultation. Potential clients will schedule an appointment with our friendly staff. They will meet with one of our experienced attorneys. The attorney will listen to the client's legal issue, ask questions to gather facts, give a preliminary legal assessment and case strategy, then give the client a price quote for the representation. Once the client has signed, we quickly get started on the case. We communicate with the client every step of the way. We work diligently to receive the best possible outcome for our client.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Samantha’s education began in upstate New York where she was born and raised in a small town called Amsterdam. Amsterdam was not known for high graduation rate. However, she beat the odds when she graduated from high school with honors at the age of 16. She continued on to major in Business Management at the University of Phoenix earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management while also earning an Associate’s Degree from Schenectady County Community College in Aviation Science. A few years younger than most of her peers, Samantha began law school in the Fall of 2010. She participated in an accelerated program and graduated cum laude from Phoenix School of Law (now called Arizona Summit School of Law) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona in the Fall of 2012. Samantha is now a licensed attorney in Arizona and fit to practice in Justice, State, and Federal Courts. She is also an adjunct professor at Arizona Summit School of Law teaching their Veterans Clinic. The clinic has 8-10 law students that Ms. DuMond supervises. Together, the students and Ms DuMond help veterans with all types of legal issues.
Chris Doran is a Arizona State Sun Devil through and through. He graduated summa cum laude (above a 4.0) from ASU with two Bachelor Degrees in Philosophy and Justice Studies. Mr. Doran continued his education as a Sun Devil by attending ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for law school. Mr. Doran graduated from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As a law student, he taught seminars on opening statements, closing arguments, cross examination, the rules of evidence, and trial advocacy to crowds ranging from junior high students to practicing attorneys. During his time at ASU, he achieved many accolades (see Chris's bio page on the DuMond law website under Honors & Award). Mr. Doran was seen as the face of moot court, mock trial, and pro bono volunteer work among his peers. Now, Mr. Doran is is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, Criminal Sentencing Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee, and a member of the American Association for Justice. He is also the head coach for Arizona State University's Sun Devil Mock Trial Program and a continuing instructor at the Annual Arizona Public Defenders Association Conference.
What types of customers have you worked with?
-Both fathers and mother in child custody or divorce proceedings,
-Clients needing wills or trusts drafted,
-Plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases,
-Plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract cases,
-Bail Bond Companies
-Businesses in civil matters
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Consult with multiple attorneys. Compare prices, but more importantly, compare legal strategies. You want to make sure that you choose a lawyer that you trust and have full confidence in handling your case. Your lawyer and you need to be a team in order to achieve the best result possible.