C. Markley Arrington
Jensen, Adair, Arrington and Bornemeier, LLP
1010 N. 500 E., Ste. 100, N. Salt Lake, UT 84054
Most if not all states have rules of professional responsibility that suggest attorneys should not turn down or turn away legal inquiries and that if an inquiry involves an area of law that the attorney is not familiar with they are referred to an attorney or a legal association that can direct the client to someone who does.
I have consulted several potential clients from this Network via phone. If someone from the Armed Citizen Network wanted a sit-down, I would arrange it.
Bruce Finlay Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 3, Shelton, WA 98584
Most competent attorneys are extremely busy, which explains the difficulty getting past the receptionist. Offer to pay for the attorney’s time, even if he advertises free consultations. If the attorney will not call you back or respond, find another attorney. I would think that any of the attorneys that are affiliated are competent. The best measure of an attorney’s worth is what other attorneys say about him or her. Call attorneys and ask who would be the best at this.
Fletcher and Phillips
541 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
If my assistant informs me that a Network member wants to talk with me on a pre-need basis, I usually set up a phone consultation to discuss any concerns, or my qualifications and often will provide some advice regarding my preferred methods of how to report the incident to the police and myself should they have to act in self defense.
If there is some reason or the client requests, I will offer an office consult. I offer pre-need office consults to CWFL holders on a discounted basis, with an additional discount if they are a Network member.
Phone consults are usually sufficient to resolve the potential client’s concerns or questions. Office consults are rare for pre-need questions. I think that most attorneys who are part of the Network are well versed in the concerns of gun owners and are more responsive when they know that a person is a member of this organization. My assistant has instructions to prioritize anything having to do with firearms to make sure I am aware of the issue.
John P. Sharp
Sharp and Harmon
Attorneys at Law
984 Clocktower Dr., Springfield, IL 62704
I would strongly encourage anyone with questions about self defense with a firearm to contact the office. I would happily discuss the matter with them by phone or personally, as would my partner. Our office keeps a daily phone log and we return our calls promptly upon returning from court. We are also available to answer calls at any time we are in the office and not in client meetings.
Having a sense of confidence in your attorney is vitally important. Knowing your attorney cares and understands your situation and circumstances is extremely important.
No one should hesitate to contact an attorney with questions concerning self defense with a firearm.
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