Initial Paid Attorney Consultation Terms & Conditions

Thank you for considering scheduling a paid initial consultation with Provinziano and Associates.  We have tried to create an efficient and effective way for potential clients to meet with our team of attorneys by creating the ability to schedule paid consultations over the internet, to set up in-person, phone, and video chat paid initial consultations.  In order to engage in these modern, time-efficient methods, and offer a paid initial consultation service, You agree to the following terms and conditions as fully stated herein:

No Attorney-Client relationship is formed:  By agreeing to and paying for an initial paid consultation, You agree that no attorney-client relationship is formed between Alphonse F. Provinziano, Provinziano and Associates, and/or its other attorneys and agents (collectively referred to herein as “Attorney”) and You, the prospective client (referred to herein interchangeably as “You” or “the prospective client.”)  The purpose of the initial paid consultation is to provide information only and is of an informational nature only.  Statements by the Attorney to You do not constitute legal advice.  To the extent that this initial paid consultation could be considered an attorney-client relationship, You agree to waive the right to it as an Attorney-Client relationship in order to have a paid initial consultation.  As used herein the terms “initial paid consultation” and “paid initial consultation” are used interchangeably and refer to any initial consultation by You with the Attorney, regardless if it is paid or not paid by You.

This is not a confidential communication: The information discussed between the Attorney and You is not confidential.  Any information provided to Attorney will be kept private and not shared with third parties unless required by other legal representations or law.  However, since no Attorney-Client Relationship is formed, for the purpose of Attorney-Client confidentiality, the information discussed at the initial paid consultation is not confidential, and You agree to waive the right to confidentiality in order to have an initial paid consultation.

Waiver of Conflict of Interest: You understand that you have an absolute right to conflict of interest free legal representation.  You understand that by engaging Attorney for a paid initial consultation, you agree to forever waive any actual or potential conflict of interest that may results from the paid initial consultation. This means, for example, that if you are the opposing party in an ongoing matter and You sign up for a paid initial consultation with Attorney, that this paid initial consultation will not disqualify Attorney from representing the other party.  Furthermore, You agree that you are not engaging Attorney in a paid consultation for the sole purpose of disqualifying him from representing another party.  You understand that any information provided in the paid initial consultation shall not be used to disqualify Attorney from representing another party.   You understand that if Attorney detects that there is an actual or potential conflict of interest, he shall have the sole right to cancel the paid initial consultation at any time.   By engaging in a paid initial consultation, You agree to waive any right to claim a conflict of interest against Attorney in their representation of any other party including You, and You agree to waive any right to bring any action whatsoever to disqualify Attorney from representing You or any other party for any reason in the future.

Disclaimer of Guarantees and Estimates: Attorney’s statements to You will not be construed as a promise or guarantee about the outcome of Your matter.  Attorney makes no such promises or guarantees.  Attorney’s comments about the outcome of the matter are expressions of opinion only.  Any estimate of fees given by Attorney shall not be a guarantee, and You acknowledge that given the complexity of litigation matters, Attorney cannot guarantee what the overall fees and costs in a case will be.  Actual fees may vary from estimates given. You acknowledged that there is inherent risk in court proceedings and that there is no certain outcome that can be predicted and Attorney is unable to guarantee any result.

Refund Policy: The Attorney’s time is valuable.  By setting up a paid initial consultation, you are paying for the Attorney to set aside time to discuss Your matter with You.  This will result in the Attorney not accepting or engaging in other business at this time in order to discuss Your matter with You.  If You do not show up for Your paid initial consultation, the paid initial consultation fee is earned in full as payment for the Attorney’s time that was set aside and not used for other business activities.  If You contact attorney at least 8 hours prior to Your consultation and seek to reschedule Your consultation, Attorney will as a courtesy reschedule Your consultation up to one time; If you seek to reschedule more than one time, Attorney in his sole discretion may charge an additional consultation fee. The parties agree that all other refunds are in the sole discretion of the Attorney, as Your scheduling a paid initial consultation will result in the attorney setting aside valuable time and agree that the fee is earned in full upon booking the paid initial consultation.

At Provinziano & Associates, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service.  If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please feel free to e-mail us at al@provinziano.com or call us at 310-820-3500.  We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your matter with you.