Consultation – FAQ




Douglas J Carter, Attorney

112 E. Myrtle Avenue - Suite 500 Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 926-9193

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Consulation – FAQ

A consultation is confidential and subject to the attorney-client privilege, even if you do not retain us.

In many respects, you are interviewing us and we are interviewing you.  We must determine if we are good fit for each other.  To schedule, call 423-926-9193.

After you give us basic information about you and we check for possible conflicts of interest, you may choose to schedule your consultation. You will meet with one of our attorneys.

We DO NOT offer free consultations. For new clients, there is a $100.00 flat fee for up to 1 hour consultation. A “telephone consultation” is just like a regular consultation, except for the fact that it occurs over the telephone. The same consultation fee applies and must be prepaid prior to scheduling the call.

For an office consultation, arrive about fifteen (15) minutes before your appointment to complete basic paperwork and make financial arrangements.

Because there is a flat fee for the consultation, you need not worry that “the clock is ticking” if the consultation lasts slightly more than an hour.  You are encouraged to take the time to be sure you are getting the advice you need and that you understand your legal options. If your consultation takes significantly longer than an hour, you will be charged the lawyer’s hourly rate. But, you will be informed before additional fees will be charged.

The attorney will attempt to answer as many of your questions as possible.  He will want to learn your concerns, and priorities.  He will offer advice tailored to your situation to save you time, money, and stress.  He will ask you to provide information and documents and work with him to set realistic goals.

By the end of the consultation, if you choose to retain our firm, we will be in a better position to determine the required retainer and discuss overall costs.  For your convenience, we accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

Office Location

Our office is located at:

100 West Unaka Ave

Johnson City. TN 37604

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