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Blog July 23, 2014

How Do Attorneys Get Paid?

Attorneys get paid in a variety of ways, depending on the particular circumstances of the legal matter.  For example, suppose Sally Doe was arrested and charged with forgery and obstruction of law enforcement.  Sally visits a lawyer and explains her predicament.  The lawyer tells Sally that she will represent her for a “flat fee,” or […]

Blog April 30, 2014

What Does A Lawyer Do?

I was in my late 20’s before I acknowledged that the law was my true calling.  Up to that point in my life, my only experience dealing with a real lawyer in a real law office came during my tenure as a procurement forester, when my loggers had inadvertently crossed a property line and cut […]

Blog October 15, 2013

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Tort lawyers generally refer to a bodily injury “case” as a situation that includes one or more people who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of one or more people or entities.  A car wreck is the classic, and probably the most common, example of a tort “case.”  Imagine you are stopped at […]

Blog June 25, 2013

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The most common question I hear is, “Do I need a lawyer?”  Or, sometimes the question is phrased, “Do I really need a lawyer?”  To understand the answer to that question, one should understand exactly what a lawyer is.  The American Bar Association defines a lawyer (also called attorney, counsel, counselor, barrister, or solicitor) as […]