What is the clients role in case preparation?
Listen to your attorney. Be honest when your attorney asks questions. Everything you say is guarded under attorney/client privilege, but you do yourself a disservice by not telling your attorney everything.
How will you communicate with me on the progress of my case?
I have a very responsive staff and I make communication a priority when representing my clients. I am never annoyed by a client wanting to know the status of their case. If any of my clients wish to know the status of things, a simple email or call will suffice. For more important conversations, often I’ll instruct my staff to set up an in-person appointment.
What are the fees and expenses of defending an average charge?
Every case is different. I equate fees and expenses with time investment. I do try to be fair and consistent among my clientele and I charge competitive rates compared to other attorneys with my experience.
Will I always have to be present in court or can you represent me instead?
Often times, especially in cases where the charges are lesser, I can appear on behalf of the client. Obviously, there will be times that a client will have to be present in court, but never without me by their side.
How long does it take to resolve a case in my favor?
Again, every case is different. There are multiple factors in every case that cannot be controlled entirely (i.e. the Judge, prosecutor, detective, alleged victims and witnesses). However, with years of experience, I’ve been able to strategically move cases through the system to get the best result. Sometimes this case be done very quickly, other times it can be done over a long period of time. My promise to my clients is putting them in the best possible position and only resolving the case after all options have been explored.
Will you take a case to trial if that is what I would like to do?
Of course! I am one of the more experienced trial lawyers in Las Vegas with over 25 jury trials and I have confidence in my ability to get a great trial result. The reality is some cases just need to go to trial. There are obvious pitfalls and obvious risks associated with trial, but I never fear a jury. But before making that decision, all of my clients are fully advised of the risks, strength of evidence, and estimated results.