OTHER PRACTICE AREAS
Attorney Ellis also practices in the following areas of law:
Motor Vehicle Accidents/Personal Injury- representing individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents, by dog bites or in a slip and falls
Restraining Orders– representing the Plaintiff or Defendant
Private Adoptions– representing the adoptive parents or biological parents
Traffic Ticket Insurance Appeals- Appeals for moving violation surcharges
At Fault Accident Insurance Appeals- Appeals for “at fault” accident surcharges
Attorney Ellis offers free phone consultations where she will discuss your particular case and what it will cost. Flat fees may be available depending on the situation but generally Attorney Ellis will require a “retainer” to start the case. A retainer is a lump sum of money determined on a case by case basis. The retainer is held in a special client funds bank account. Funds are billed from the retainer for work that is completed on your case on a monthly basis. If the case is not completed before the retainer is exhausted, a second retainer is needed. Any money in the retainer that is not used at the completion of the case is returned to the client. The hourly rate and amount for the retainer will depend on the particular issues in the case but also depends on the number of contested issues, the complexity of issues, the contentiousness of the parties and other factors. During a free consultation, Attorney Ellis will assess your case and discuss the retainer needed to start work on the case.
Please note that motor vehicle/personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis which means that Attorney Ellis gets paid from the amount you recover on your case and you do not need to provide a retainer up front as described above.