What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
All criminal matters are based on a flat fee. Personal injury matters are handled on a contingency basis, which means if we don't achieve a verdict or settlement, you don't pay anything.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I continually read and research new issues as well as review all new laws passed by the Maryland legislature as well as new case law from the Maryland and Federal Courts.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked for lawyers when I was young and I like that everyday was something different and you were able to help people with their legal problems.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving, Drugged Driving, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Amusement Park Accidents, Slip and Fall, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Wills & Estates, and Civil Litigation.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I wish I could, I have a lot of success, but the attorney-client privilege prohibits lawyers from discussing the details of their clients and cases.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't wait till the last minute. Lawyers are busy and their schedules get full very quickly. In addition to making sure the attorney is available, you are also allowing the lawyer more time to work on your case. Some evidence may be destroyed, the sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that evidence can be collected and saved for your case. In criminal defense, there are deadlines that must be met. If you miss those deadlines, then you may waive those defenses for your case.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Lawyers often receive a bad reputation. Most lawyers, including myself, are here to help our clients. The legal system is complicated, we have trained and practice in an ever evolving profession. You want to make sure you hire a lawyer that knows his trade and the specific type of law your case pertains to.