Criminal Defense: You deserve to know what you are going to pay and what it covers. Unlike a lot of attorneys who bill hourly, attorney Mike Howard uses exclusively flat fees, giving you cost-certainty. No hidden fees for court appearances, motions, et cetera. Because you shouldn’t pay for what you don’t need, we break down our fess into a non-trial fee and a trial fee. The non-trial fee covers everything up to the point of setting a case for trial. The trial fee is only due if your case is set for trial.
Personal Injury: We use a contingency fee system, which means we only get paid if you are paid from a settlement or trial verdict.
We strive to offer payment flexibility whenever we can because we understand hiring a criminal defense attorney is not a planned expense. Unless you are ready to set your case for trial when you hire us, only the non-trial fee needs to be paid. We need some substantial up-front payment to get started and from there we schedule automatically recurring payments for the remaining balance. The amount of the up-front payment and the amounts and frequency of the recurring payments depends on the case type and how early in the process you hire us. Getting started early in the process usually means more flexibility.
Initial consultations with attorney Mike Howard are free. We offer in-person, phone, and video consultations to suit your needs.
Call us or use our free consultation button to submit your information and we’ll contact you to discuss your case. We will ask you some basic questions to ensure we can help you and then schedule a free attorney consultation with attorney Mike Howard. We’ll also send you an online intake form for more detailed information about your case which allows Mr. Howard to prepare for your consultation.
Mike Howard believes that after meeting with an attorney, you should walk out understanding your case and feeling better. A little preparation will help you get the most out of your consultation. Start by writing out a summary of what happened. You don’t need to write it word for word; a bullet-point list is ideal. The facts in a legal case are often complicated. Start from the beginning and go in chronological order to ensure don’t miss anything important. Make sure to include the names and contact information for any witnesses you may have. Bring any important documents you have about your case. And finally, write down a list of questions you want Mr. Howard to answer. Doing this will ensure Mr. Howard has all the information necessary to give you thorough and accurate advice.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice, a substitute for legal advice, or as creating an attorney/client relationship between the reader and Attorney Mike Howard. Consult an attorney about your specific situation and the facts involved for comprehensive legal advice.