For the best legal assistance in Palos Heights, IL, trust me, Robert Kezelis, Attorney At Law, I will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for you. I truly believe that justice is the most important aspect of any case and this is something I will always fight for.
Experience, ethics, honesty, extensive trial and court practice.
I frequently teach other lawyers in Continuing Legal Education classes and speak to various groups about changes in the law.
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In person interview covering a variety of subjects and providing a roadmap for the client.
I have 32 years of experience. Not only am I in court on virtually a daily basis, I have tried many cases to verdict and have handled appeals (both as the winner and loser at the trial court level). I also teach continuing legal education courses, teaching other attorneys about the latest changes in the law.
Normally, with a contested matter involving children, I ask for a retainer of $3500. If it is uncontested (both parties agree and no fights to be had), I typically charge $1500. If matters are extremely contentious, with a lot of accusations and fighting, the retainer can me much higher.
Each case is different, and my charges will be related to the level of time needed, the possibilty of multiple court appearances and motions, and the willingness of the parties to agree (or not).
In my first job out of school, I found myself hiring many lawfirms. It quickly dawned on me that being one would be far more rewarding professionally and personally. I put myself through school at night, working full time during the day.
Over time, I found the practice areas that suited me and which I really enjoy.
In the past, I used to represent large corporations and insurance companies. Over time, I decided that helping the little guy was far more enjoyable. I still represent solo and small companies, although most of my practice is with individual persons needing legal advice and representation.
I settled a case (favorably) which had a complex set of facts, and an injured 12 year old girl. I managed to prove that a company's recommendations led directly to her severe injuries. Both parents have repeatedly stated how happy they have been with my services.
Do not be afraid of asking questions. The only stupid question is the one that is not asked. You are looking for an expert with experience, knowledge, training and an honest approach. By asking questions, you will learn what the attorney can do and see if I would be a good fit.
A clear idea of what result they are seeking.
The expected cost of the services.
The length of time the process can take (it will vary from case to case).
The experience of the attorney involved
The impact of special unexpected issues, or issues that a party needs to share with an attorney.