Case Evaluation

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Bernard Law Office believes strongly that a successful attorney-client relationship begins with comfortable and candid communication.

Our first contact is usually over the phone and takes 6-18 minutes.  This free consultation involves a brief discussion regarding your issue(s) and the relevant area of law, and addresses general questions about that law and the legal process.  We will immediately tell you if we cannot help you.

Next is an office consultation that lasts 30 to 60 minutes and is geared towards addressing specific questions about the project; gathering facts; and discussing your options, generally.  We charge a nominal fee in advance for this initial consultation.  At this consultation, we take a closer look at your matter, get to know each other and decide together whether to proceed further.  If so, you will formally engage us and we will begin work on your project.

In a litigation matter, the initial office consultation involves a more in-depth interview that reviews details of the case and the people involved. After this interview is completed, Mr. Bernard presents specific client options, and provides his opinion on how best to proceed and what to expect. Again, if we decide to proceed further, you will formally engage us and we will begin work on your project.

Working closely with clients early enables a better understanding of the case and the client’s situation, while developing an attorney-client relationship that encourages communication and trust.

To start your project evaluation, call 832-295-9733 or complete and submit the contact form in the right pane of every page on this site.