What is an Initial Phone Consultation? What can I expect to happen?
This initial consultation is a chance to discuss your case with attorney Morgan Allison. The call can be up to fifteen minutes, and that is usually enough time to understand what it will take to get started in your case.
If you have a case that is a good fit for our services and you decide to retain us to help you, he will work out with you the next steps to proceed.
You will be able to engage us in your case easily without having to come into our office. You will be able to electronically sign an agreement, and send an initial payment by credit card.
Will I be able to get legal advice during this call?
Mr. Allison can answer general questions about the law, but can’t give you specific legal advice about your case until you are a client. He can, however, direct you to online articles and videos that may be of help to you, and explain to you what the law is in general terms.
What should I do to prepare for the call?
We will not be going deep into the facts of the case, so you shouldn’t need much. If you have any court documents, have them handy because Mr. Allison might have questions about them.
Do plan to be in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed and be ready to take notes.
What if I need more time to discuss my case?
Mr. Allison won’t be able to get deeply into the specific facts of your case in this initial consultation. If you need more time to discuss your case with him, he can schedule a longer strategy planning call, but there will be a fee with this. Mr. Allison can discuss this further with you during your call.
What happens after the initial consultation?
If you are interested in retaining our services, we will arrange payment and schedule a planning session. You will also receive an email detailing our engagement agreement.
What are the fees going to be?
One thing that is very different about us is that we do not charge hourly rates for anything. We only charge flat fees. We also offer “unbundled” or limited-scope services, which means we can tailor a set of services to fit your specific needs. Before the end of your call, Mr. Allison will be able to quote you an exact fee to get started. The usual “first step” is a package of services priced at $495, but there are options as low as $95.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! In fact, most of our clients use a payment plan of some kind, or are “pay as you go.” A payment plan requires a way for us to automatically charge a credit or debit card, or use ACH to draw from an account. “Pay as you go” lets you pay for services as they are performed.
What should I know about working with Morgan Allison?
You will have Mr. Allison’s personal cell phone number to reach him when you need to. It is best to call the office if you can, email us, or send him a text directly if necessary.
You won’t be able to see Mr. Allison if you just drop by the office. Mr. Allison is often out of the office and is usually only there for scheduled meetings. Almost all of his contact with you will be by text, email, phone, or video conference.
You can schedule a phone or video conference with Mr. Allison whenever necessary. He is happy to consult with you even after hours if needed.