- Use your phone, computer, and email
- Transmit documents via email or fax
- Limited and full representation
- Ethical, dependable, and prompt
- Pay online or by mailed check
- Office consultations available
I aim to make legal services available whenever needed and engagement possible over the internet. I am always as close as your telephone and computer. “Representation Made Easy” saves time and inconvenience — you will not have to take time off from work, or away from your business, to consult or retain an attorney. Experienced, qualified counsel is just a phone call away.
When you need representation – call me at 818-971-9409 and leave a voicemail message, Or, send an email using the Contact Form. A voicemail should include:
- First and last name (include spelling)
- Telephone number
- Email address (including spelling) or a statement that you can receive text messages
- A brief description of your legal matter
Please review my FAQs before calling. No matter what your legal matter, chances are I have successfully represented clients in similar situations. My goal: provide the services you need, consistent with your objectives and budget, for a reasonable fee.
During a confidential initial telephone consultation we can decide if I can help. If a document review will helpful, I may ask you to send documents in a single PDF file attached to an email or via fax. If so, I will review the documents on receipt, and then call you to further discuss the case, fees and other terms for my recommended services. I may ask for a reasonable fee for document review, legal analysis, and further consultation.
I may suggest limited scope representation as a means to keep legal services affordable and within your budget. Limited scope representation may be suitable when, for example, a response to a lawsuit is due but you cannot fund a litigation retainer. In that circumstance, I may recommend that I prepare an agreed response for you, pro per, to avoid your default and to protect your legal right to defend yourself. You will then have time to obtain additional funds, or to develop a strategy to resolve the matter on acceptable terms. Or, perhaps, I would continue to provide additional limited, discrete legal services on a fee for service basis.
If we agree on terms, I will confirm our agreement by email. In most cases, I will also forward a written attorney-client agreement. signed by me, for you to review, consider, and sign, and a Confidential Client Information form. On receipt of the signed agreement (if required), retainer, and a completed form, I will take the steps necessary to represent you and protect your interests. Clients may rely on My Promises to Clients.
My engagement, and often even my legal services, can be completed quickly over the internet — all without you taking 2-4 hours from your work day to meet with me in my office. Payment can be made online through the Zelle® network (electronic funds transfer) or with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, Chase QuickPay, or your electronic payment service. Pay links are at the bottom of the sidebar on the Fees and Client Portal pages. Of course, I also accept checks and money orders.
Documents can be forwarded attached to an email. I also accept faxes under 20 pages. Large files, or files containing sensitive information such as financial records, can be forwarded using the free secure service DropSend. Documents forwarding instructions are here. Once I am retained, large files and sensitive documents may be securely uploaded directly to your case file through my Client Portal. Concerned about email privacy? I use NeoCertified® Secure Email when appropriate.
For more information regarding my policies, practices, and procedures see: FAQs, Virtual Lawyer and Technology. For more about me, and the types of matters I accept, see: About, My Practice, and my Avvo Answers.
If you are unable to afford legal services, links to self-help and low and no cost legal services are on the Self-Help page. If you have a general legal question and seek an answer free of charge, go to Avvo.