We are a general practice firm with emphasis on litigation and trial work. The bulk of our work for the past several years has been in negligence defense work, including numerous successful trials. We have recently been handling more plaintiff negligence claims. In the past, we have done a great deal of criminal defense work. Now, we handle more civil matters, including insurance law. We handle wills, probate, contract disputes, DWI defense, small claims matters, consumer disputes and collections. We have also defended debtors.
We have perfected numerous appeals in connection with our negligence defense cases and have succeeded in getting many favorable verdicts upheld.
144 Exchange Blvd.
Rochester NY 14614
We always offer a free initial consultation to prospective personal injury clients. In other matters, we will apply any fee paid for the initial consultation to the retainer and/or hourly fee. For most matters, Nolo clients receive a free initial consultation.
We generally charge fixed fees for criminal, DWI and traffic matters and charge an hourly rate for everything else. We are flexible and would definitely consider offering a discount for Nolo clients. We would be willing to waive any initial consultation fee for Nolo clients.
$175 - much lower than rates charged by firms of comparable experience and ability.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Clients can also e-mail or leave voice-mail after hours.
I didn't plan to be a trial lawyer. I chose my areas of practice when I discovered how much I enjoy trial work and how successful hard work and experience have made me.
A client who is willing and able to educate himself on legal issues is far better equipped to assist his attorney in representing him than a client who is unaware of what issues are important. Knowledge and preparation are essential to quality legal representation. Many a good case has been lost because a client neglected to inform his attorney of an important fact which was later raised by the opposing attorney at trial. Every case we take gets the full attention it deserves.
I am always willing to review documents prepared by my clients. The more information I have about a legal matter, the better I can do my job and the more accurate the advice I can give.
There are some arenas, such as New York State Supreme Court civil trials or criminal trials, in which no client, not even another attorney, should represent himself. However, there are other areas, such as small claims, minor traffic violations and certain Family Court proceedings in which a client can successfully represent himself. Sometimes a pro se answer is appropriate in a lawsuit in order to prevent a default judgment. In appropriate cases, I am willing to coach and assist such clients. The client always makes the ultimate decisions.
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