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Intake Process

Our client intake process allows you, the prospective client, and our attorneys to understand your potential case and possible avenues for legal action or other means of redress.  All information you provide, starting with your initial contact, is confidential.

Initial Client Contacts

Individuals who are interested in retaining Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling may contact the firm by telephone, email, or the Contact Us form on this website.  Our staff will collect basic details, such as your contact information, the employer involved, and a brief statement about why you are contacting us.  Thereafter, one of our attorneys will review the information collected and respond as soon as possible – generally within 24 hours.

If your situation is urgent, our staff will attempt to have an Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling attorney take the call immediately.

Based on the initial phone conversation, the Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling attorney will recommend as to whether an in-person consultation is appropriate.

Attorneys’ Fees

Our fee arrangements range from pure contingency (our fees come out of any recovery) to hourly fee arrangements, or a combination of these two.  We generally charge a flat rate for consultations, but may waive our fee in certain circumstances and in certain cases, including matters involving sexual harassment.  Fee arrangements and services after the initial consultation vary and will be discussed during the consultation.

We accept payment by check, credit card, or cash.

Retainer Funds & Agreements 

If we mutually decide after a consultation that Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling will represent you, we will enter into a retainer agreement that sets out the fee arrangements and any retainer funds required of you. The retainer agreement will also explain our mutual obligations and outline the scope our representation.