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1. Have general questions about what services I practice, not specific to the facts of your legal issue, or are having technical difficulties navigating the website: Please Contact Me by webform.
2. If you are a new prospective client and want to tell me about your non-emergency issue and ask what I can do to help you: Please Request a New Prospective Client Consultation (First-Time new prospective clients only; Complimentary to $50 flat fee depending on appointment length, irrespective of actual length used, though I reserve the right to limit actual length to appointment length), and follow the instructions linked to self-schedule an appointment; I am not able to accept unscheduled phone calls for this. Minimum 48 hours advance scheduling.
3. If you are a current client or prior NPCPC recipient and want to talk by phone, please schedule an appointment at the URL specified on your IOLTA payment receipt.
Urgent Same to Next Day New Prospective Client Consultation (First-Time new prospective clients only):
Subject to availability and minimum 6 hours advance scheduling, but not automatically blacked out without 48 hours notice. $35 to $150 flat fee depending on appointment length, irrespective of actual length used, though I reserve the right to limit actual length to appointment length), and follow the instructions linked to self-schedule an appointment; I am not able to accept unscheduled phone calls for this.
For Emergencies: Read Below and Then if Eligible, Text to Verify Present Availability to Call:
Subject to availability, which may be inquired via text message to (319) 343-6841, but with no notice and immediate assistance required, unbundled phone consults typically are available 11 pm - 2 am CST (but not guaranteed) and are sometimes available at other hours. $200 flat fee for up to 30 minutes and $350 flat fee for up to 60 minutes, or at alternative pricing as a fixed fee service for OWI/DUI/Public Intoxication Suspects or Arrestees in an ongoing law enforcement detention. Emergency services after an initial consult would be an hourly service at a vastly higher rate than for a non-emergency service.
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