Consultation Policy

I provide free consultations to prospective clients who are interested in retaining an attorney for their legal matters. The consultation is a good opportunity to get to know each other, and see if we are a good fit. After hearing about your case, I will be able to provide you with information, feedback and likely outcomes. I can explain the fee structure and the potential costs of litigation, and answer questions that you may have. A consultation is not an appointment where I will provide court documents for your use or prepare you for a hearing.

Potential clients often ask if I will provide a phone consultation, and the answer is generally no. I like to meet with potential clients face to face, and it is often important to review paperwork such as court orders, a lease, or financial records. That is a difficult task over the phone. I will consider phone consultations for clients who live outside of the state but are looking for New Hampshire counsel on a case by case basis.

Although the consultation is free, I require a credit card to secure your appointment. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that sometimes people who schedule appointments do not show up. Therefore, my policy is to have a credit card on file at the time the appointment is scheduled, and in the event that you do not show up for the appointment, a $195 missed appointment fee will be charged to your credit card. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy; however, in the event of an emergency such as illness, inclement weather, or car trouble, exceptions will be made to the 24 hour rule so long as you call prior to the appointment time.

Please feel free to call the office at 603-627-3668 to schedule an appointment.