Initial Legal Strategy Session and Preliminary Case Analysis
At your Legal Strategy Session, Ms. de Ondarza Simmons will personally sit down with you for an in person conference at her office in Cary, North Carolina or confer with you over the telephone if it is more convenient for you. During your conference, she will review key documents, such as deeds or other recorded instruments, and discuss them with you along with other facts of your individual case. In addition, she will offer you her Preliminary Case Analysis, outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your case as they appear to her based on the information available at the time.
Our Written Estimate and Engagement Letter
After your Legal Strategy Session, if Ms. de Ondarza Simmons believes she can help you further, she will provide you with our Engagement Letter. So that you can make an informed decision about hiring the de Ondarza Simmons firm, our Engagement Letter will include, among other things, the following:
- the scope of our representation
- our rates and costs
- any retainer we will require as well as
- a written, initial estimate of our total projected fees and costs*.
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about hiring us to represent you in your particular case.
Starting Work on Your Case
After you review our Engagement Letter, if you decide to hire the firm, we ask that you return a signed copy of of the letter along with your payment of any initial retainer, fees, or costs. Once we receive them, we will begin work on your case immediately.
Fee for Your Initial Legal Strategy Session
Our fee for Your Initial Legal Strategy Session is $300.00, payable at or before your conference. If you retain us to represent you, we will credit you this $300.00 fee.
* Please note that the total amount of our fees and costs may change, of course, depending on how your individual case develops. If we foresee that happening, we make every attempt to let you know beforehand.