Real property including real estate closings and foreclosure defense work, probate, trust law, trust administration, elder law, guardianship, estate planning and administration.
I established the firm in 1977 on Main Street in New Port Richey, FL. Thomas Mitchell joined the firm in August of 1989.
Due to client confidentiality, I am unable to discuss specific cases. I have prepared wills, trusts, living wills, durable powers of attorney, designations of healthcare surrogates for many of my clients as well as handling probate and trust administrations.
We charge $100 for a 30 minute consultation but if you retain the firm you receive a credit for the $100 retainer.
Residential foreclosure cases are billed with a $1500 retainer and then we will work out a payment plan with you.
$300 per hour for attorney, $250 per hour for associates, $100 per hour for paralegals.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
English, Spanish, conversational German
I initially started practicing with James Altman, whose practice was primarily real property, probate, and estate planning. I received my initial training in these areas and have continued over the years.
It is very beneficial to have an informed client if a client educates himself as to legal issues and then asks for confirmation of the understanding from the attorney.
I find that reviewing documents prepared by a client usually is more time consuming and costly than if they request that I prepare documents that I have used in the past.
I will only agree to assist clients in the preparation of pleadings for them to go to small claims court. Any case involving rules of civil procedure I will not assist the client- only in rare circumstances.
From 1971-1977, I practiced with James J. Altman at the law firm of Altman & Waller. Mr. Mitchell graduated from the US Naval Academy and served 20 years in the US Navy as a JAG before Joining Waller & Mitchell in 1989.
My upbringing in a middle class family, having to work my way through school, gave me an appreciation for the benefits of being a professional and understanding of middle class America and dealing with the legal profession.
I believe that the strengths lie in listening to the client, being decisive, and, once undertaking representation, to proceed with the case and see it through to its conclusion.Personal interests:
I successfully completed the Iron Man Triathlon and continue to train to stay in shape in order to enjoy my family and enjoy good health to continue practicing law.
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