This is Matthew’s story about why he decided to become a lawyer, with help from a 1997 newspaper article on him while he was in elementary school!
Lots of people ask what we charge, friends. For your reference, we are mid-level in terms of rates in the area. For example, divorces range from $500 for a straight, no fault divorce, up to $2,000 if you’d like to add services, such as equitable distribution, or child custody.
When the opportunity arises, the trial judge may want to educate the public on the important role of defense counsel in a criminal case and inform them that the Sixth Amendment affords the right to counsel to all persons, regardless of the type of crime or the evidence against them. The judge can remind those in the courtroom that defense lawyers are doing their job to uphold the Constitution and fulfill their oath as officers of the court.