A: Our office is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Monday through Friday - evenings and weekends by appointment only. Appointments during regular business hours are preferred, however, if you plan on stopping in, please call ahead to be sure that our staff will be available to assist you.
A: Yes. New contacts are charged for an initial consultation - a $50.00 fee. This will allow you to speak to an attorney about your matter for up to 30 minutes. During the consultation, the attorney will discuss with the client their problem, what their options are, and suggest, if possible, a proper course of action. Initial consultation fees are payable the day of your consultation.
A: We ask that you bring all relevant documents to your meeting so that the attorney can make copies, if needed. If you are not sure what is relevant and what is not, feel free to call and ask. Our staff can give you a general idea of w hat you should bring, depending upon the type of case matter.
A: To meet with an attorney in person, you need to make an appointment. If you “stop in” to see an attorney without an appointment, there is no guarantee that the attorney will be available to meet with you.
A: Not for a new contact. While the attorney may be able to answer some general questions over the telephone, legal advice requires the establishm ent of an attorneyclient relationship and that cannot be done over the telephone. Accordingly, the attorney must meet with a prospective client face to face and have them bring relevant documents to that meeting.
A: We charge by the type of matter (fixed or contingency) and/or by the hour, depending upon the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly, the likelihood that acceptance of the particular employment will preclude the lawyer from acceptance of other clients’ matters, the fees customarily charged for similar legal services, the amount involved and the results obtained, the time limitations imposed by the prospective client, and the experience of the lawyer involved.
Some matters may require the payment of a “retainer”, or lump sum, up front. That will be determined by the attorney based upon the factors set forth above.
102 Main Street, Suite 201
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
( 330 ) -335-2304
( 330 ) -334-4849
Bowers White LLC serves a variety of legal needs for clients in nearby communities.