The Law Office of James Kannard, PLLC
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James was very thorough in his overview of my case and what I would need. He was a wealth of knowledge and took time to answer every question I had. Highly recommend!Apr 29, 2020Verified
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
Family Law Attorney
When I was looking for a new family law attorney, I checked out all the websites. I checked out a few of the top rated lawyers that was listed on www.avvo.com. I called them and honestly, I wasn't impressed. I called James and presented my issues to him and he mentioned things that the other lawyers that were supposedly top rated didn't even suggest. When you're spending money, you want someone for you verses being another number. James works with you and for you. He wants to please you. He knows his stuff. He knows family law. My first attorney in my divorce was not as proficient as James is. I wish I had James the first time so I wouldn't have to go through this again. Divorce, time sharing and child support are very stressful. James clearly knows the law and especially will make you happy with the decisions that you make. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.Aug 11, 2016Verified
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
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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?My initial consultation is free if the client retains me. During my consultation we discuss their case, explore their options, and I 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.
- 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 the court awarded me custody of my kids. So 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 been a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem in the Dependency Courts 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. I also work as a private Guardian ad Litem in Family Law cases where I provide an independent evaluation of the family's situation and recommendations to the court. 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.