Stop! Wait, read this first!
Hi! I’d love to hear from you, but before I can agree to represent you, I have to do a “conflicts check” and make sure it’s ethical for me to be your attorney. I also have to check my calendar, make sure your case type isn’t over my head, etc., etc., etc. Because unsolicited stuff you send me isn’t confidential or privileged (I’m not your lawyer yet, remember?), you shouldn’t send me any information that might incriminate you.
If you’d like to know if I’ll represent you, just send me your contact info, the sort of charge(s) you’re facing, what county you’re charged in, and when your next court date is.
RIght now, I’m really only working with criminal law — if you need help with a will or a business merger or suing the Taliban for shooting John Kennedy, I probably can’t help you with that. I can maybe recommend people who can help you out with some of that, but I really prefer to stick to Iowa criminal defense only.
The office phone is a cellphone. If you text it, you’ll reach me directly. If you call it, you’ll very likely reach our 24/7 answering service. Receptionists are not attorneys. They can’t answer your legal questions or agree to represent you. They can pass your message along to me so that I can call you back.
(Also, please stop emailing me about non-lawyer things.)