Firm Overview

I might be able to help you if you think a business has treated you unfairly. There are many ways a business could cheat you. For example, a car dealer sold you a used truck or used car with the odometer rolled back. Perhaps a dealer sold you a new or used vehicle that had some hidden defects or problems he did not tell you about. Maybe the vehicle was in a wreck or has a bad title. Sometimes this is fraud. A debt collector might be calling your employer about a debt it thinks you owe, or file a lawsuit against you trying to take (garnish) your wages. A business might take advantage of your age or some disability and overcharge you. And sometimes you buy something and

Main Office

Main
215 W. San Francisco Street
Suite 202-C
Santa Fe  NM  87501

Phone
  • (505) 660-9160

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for as long as it takes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No

Hourly Rates

$250.00

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Yes. I speak seven languages to one degree or another: English, French, Spanish, German, Farsi, Latin and Sanskrit.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

If necessary I contract with an investigator, paralegal, etc. I perform all the legal work myself.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Whenever appropriate or necessary. I have had success with mediation; arbitration has been less than satisfactory.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes. I won an award in Alaska for lifetime pro bono achievement.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Compassion, as evidenced by my having been recognized for my pro bono work. Intellect, as demonstrated by my degree from Harvard Law School, two Masters' degrees from St. John's in Santa Fe, and Bachelor's Degree from Michigan (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). Lack of avarice.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Knowledge is power. The more clients know about their case, the better the outcome is likely to be.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes

Jim Kentch

I started practicing consumer law in Alaska in 1983, and opened my New Mexico law practice in 2009.

If necessary I contract with an investigator, paralegal, etc. I perform all the legal work myself.

License
  • Bar Number:
    New Mexico , 2011

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