Is my initial visit free?
Yes, on contingency fee cases like catastrophic injury, dram shop, wrongful death and workers compensation cases.
Do I have the option of paying for your services by the hour or a single flat fee?
Yes, we’ll discuss fees thoroughly before beginning our attorney-client relationship.
What costs, in addition to attorney fees, are associated with pursuing a case?
Doctors charge for medical records and specially prepared doctor’s reports. Doctors and other experts charge for giving depositions. Preliminary proceedings like depositions are recorded and transcribed by Court Reporters who charge for their services. Mileage and computer assisted online research and investigation may also be billed. This list is hardly all-inclusive but you should ask about these additional expenses before hiring any attorney.
Do I have to pay the additional costs of litigation?
Yes. The big question is "when do I pay these costs?" We will discuss with you whether you will be expected to pay for out-of-pocket expenses on a monthly basis, whether we will advance those costs, and when these costs will have to be paid.
How long will my case take?
There’s no safe answer to this question. It’s like asking a doctor how long it will be before you are well. It just depends on the individual circumstances of each case.
Do you take federal court cases?
Yes, Mike Faulk is licensed in all of Tennessee’s federal courts, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
Are after-hours and weekend appointments available?
What if I already have an attorney?
In some instances we are willing to accept your case as co-counsel with your existing attorney. At least one half of all the dram shop cases we have handled to date are referrals from other attorneys or association of The Faulk Law Office by other attorneys. We do not accept cases where your original attorney does not continue to serve as co-counsel.
When are your seminars and lectures on responsible alcohol sales and service offered?
Civic organizations periodically request luncheon presentations. Mike Faulk tries to accommodate all such requests given adequate notice. These PowerPoint presentations are 20 minutes in length.
Businesses and trade associations seeking one-hour or four-hour lectures designed to supplement recognized alcohol server and seller training programs are available on a request basis and generally should be requested at least six weeks in advance of the proposed date.
A one-hour seminar for attorneys is currently available. In the production phase is a half-day seminar for attorneys with additional experienced lecturers being recruited and added to the program. Refer to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization website for dates and locations where all CLE-approved legal seminars are offered in Tennessee.