|How does a lawyer charge for legal services?
For most matters, Warfield Darrah & Erdmann bills for its services at standard hourly rates based on the amount of time spent by professionals on the matter. Our hourly rates are reviewed on a periodic basis. To receive a schedule of our current hourly rates, send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some matters, such as the drafting of simple leases, deeds, and certain contracts, preparation of simple wills and powers of attorney, and the formation of business entities, may lend themselves to flat fee billing where the cost of the service will be established in advance. Some cases, such as those involving a claim for compensation for personal injury, are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. In most cases, the client is expected to pay expenses such as court costs, filing fees, deposition transcript costs, copying costs, in addition to the fee.
Do you offer a free consultation?
On many types of cases, we offer an initial 30 minute consultation for which we do not charge. The purpose of this initial consultation is to review the nature of your problem, give the you an indication of whether the case is one that might be handled by Warfield Darrah & Erdmann, and discuss the financial arrangements for our representation.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, we accept payment by Visa and Mastercard.
Does the firm offer any evening or weekend appointments?
Generally, appointments are scheduled weekdays between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In emergencies and special situations evening or weekend ppointments might be arranged.
What if my problem involves a dispute outside of Maryland?
Our attorneys are licensed to practice only in the State of Maryland, and we cannot assist you with legal problems in other states. However, we can often refer you to an attorney who can handle your dispute outside of Maryland.
If I received a paper from the court, do I need an attorney?
You may. If you fail to respond to court notices, you may suffer serious consequences. You should not ignore any documents you receive from a court.
|Warfield Darrah & Erdmann, P.C.
479 Jumpers Hole Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
Toll Free: 800-897-1020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday