Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
Below is some basic information about what you can expect when working with Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C. Please contact our office with any additional questions or to schedule an initial case consultation. Call our Rochester office at 507-218-2392 or our Bloomington office at 952-209-9978.
Is there a charge to have an initial consultation with an attorney?
No, we are happy to speak with you either in person or on the telephone to discuss your case and review your legal situation and options at no cost to you.
How does your office charge for attorney fees?
Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., collects attorney fees either on an hourly basis or through a contingent-fee agreement. The majority of our cases use a contingent-fee agreement. With a contingent-fee agreement, a client does not pay any attorney fees if a successful outcome is not obtained. The specifics of both hourly fee agreements and contingent-fee agreements vary by the type of case involved. During your initial consultation, the attorney will go over the specific fee agreement relevant to your case.
Am I responsible for expenses related to my case?
In most cases, clients are responsible for paying for the expenses related to their case. During your initial consultation, the attorney will go over what types of expenses may be incurred during your case.
What kinds of payment methods do you accept?
We accept payment via credit card, cash or check.
Are you willing to meet outside of your regular business hours?
Yes. The attorneys at Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., understand that some people’s work schedules do not allow them to meet Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are willing to meet outside normal business hours, if necessary.
I have a case that is not covered by the practice areas on your website. Can I still contact ?
Yes. There are areas of law that the attorneys at Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., do not practice. However, we know lawyers in the area and are happy to provide you with a referral to a lawyer you can trust. Please Call our Rochester office at 507-218-2392 or our Bloomington office at 952-209-9978 . You can also send us an email.