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Freqently Asked Questions

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Q:

What kind of cases do you handle?

A:

We accept all sorts of serious cases where our clients' legal rights have been violated. Examples of such cases are:

Mr. Heidgerd handles:

  • Investor Securities Claims - FINRA Arbitration and Securities, Investment or Stockbroker fraud, including:
    • suitability
    • churning
    • breach of fiduciary duty
    • false statements or omissions
    • failure to supervise
  • Unfair trade practices and fraud
  • Minority shareholder rights
  • Land disputes
  • Professional licensing board disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Serious family law & divorce cases, including complicated alimony, equitable distribution, and child custody issues
  • Collaborative Family Law Disputes
  • Catastrophic injury and wrongful death

Mr. Edwards handles:

  • All family law & divorce issues
  • Personal injury and wrongful death
  • Criminal law, including all Misdemeanor and serious felony drug charges
  • Driving while imparied & other serious traffic offenses
Q:

Why do you accept family law cases as well as complex civil litigation cases?

A:

We accept both serious family law and serious civil litigation cases because both are complex and both usually involve important legal property issues and/or substantial damages. We are also prepared to meet the additional social and moral responsibilities that family law cases carry with them that other cases sometimes do not have.

Q:

What are your fees?

A:

We either charge contingent fees, that is, fees that are based on our recovering money for you, or we charge an hourly or flat fee. Because every case is unique, we generally do not quote fees until we speak with you personally about your case.

Q:

Why do you believe in trying alternative dispute resolution before trial court resolution?

A:

Every case is different. However, alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation (with a third party mediator who helps reach a settlement) or arbitration (with a third party administrative judge who reaches a final decision), generally achieves a conclusion to a case sooner, typically is less costly and may be less stressful. Sometimes a trial is necessary when the opposing side will not deal in good faith or for other valid reasons. Even so, it makes sense that clients should try reaching a satisfactory pre-litigation alternative resolution before beginning protracted litigation.

Q:

Have you recovered large verdicts or settlements for your clients?

A:

Yes. Many of our clients have been very fortunate. However, every case is different, each with different liability problems and each with different damages. It is unethical to advertise large verdicts and settlements because such large settlements would be misleading to you. Instead, we suggest you call us about the special circumstances of your case.