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FREELANCE LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING & LITIGATION SUPPORT

ralph-carr-judicial-center-front-400pxI enjoy collaborating with top-notch attorneys about their cases. I have written successful appellate briefs, dispositive motions, pleadings and research memos on a wide range of subjects including breach of contract, civil conspiracy, fraud, the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, the Colorado Wage Act, construction defect litigation, defamation, discrimination, eminent domain, employment law, family law, government contracts, governmental immunity, insurance, negligence, torts, trademark infringement, §1981, §1983, Title VII, Title IX, ADA.

How I Can Assist You

Services:

  • Conduct legal research
  • Review and edit letters, pleadings, motions, or briefs you have already drafted
  • Prepare pleadings and motions, e.g. petitions, answers, venue motions, discovery motions, dispositive motions, Daubert motions  (i.e. motions challenging expert witnesses), and supporting briefs
  • Prepare other litigation documents, e.g. discovery requests, responses, and objections
  • Cover mediations and meetings and/or assist in preparation for hearings, depositions, and meetings.
  • Assist in preparation for trial and assist during and after trial, e.g. preparing trial briefs, jury instructions/charges, exhibit lists, motions in limine, witness examination outlines, deposition designations, and post-trial motions
  • Draft appellate briefs

“Some lawyers have a difficult time asking for help. But outsourcing isn’t a sign of weakness. Rather, it is added strength to your practice. It is a way to be flexible with your staffing needs and is a low-risk, low-cost way to handle your work. Give it a try the next time you’re scratching your head, wondering how it is all going to get done.”
Source: Lawyerist.com

I PROVIDE FREELANCE ATTORNEY SERVICES ONLY TO LICENSED, PRACTICING ATTORNEYS.

Please refer to the ethics rules and opinions in your jurisdiction to guide you, e.g. Ethics Opinion 105: Opinion on Temporary Lawyers issued by the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Bar Association for Colorado attorneys, and Both ABA Opinions for attorneys in all jurisdictions.
ABA Opinion 00-420 : A law firm may add a surcharge to the freelance attorney’s fee when billing the client.
ABA Opinion 08-451: Use of an expert freelance attorney can be of great benefit the client, but the client should be made aware of the use of the freelance attorney for the legal work.

What I use:

I use Westlaw Next. I can perform legal research in any U.S. jurisdiction using a nationwide plan. I do not charge extra fees for Westlaw Next, unless I need to go outside my plan for your project. I use Microsoft Word for drafting documents.

Billing:

I charge an hourly rate for work related to your project. However, I will consider flat fee, contingency fee, co-counsel, and fee-splitting arrangements depending on the project and your budget. You determine how to inform and bill your client for my work.

Confidentiality:

Even though I will not have a contract with your client, I will keep confidential all information shared with me as if your client is my client. Your client remains, at all times, your client, and you will maintain the relationship between you and your client. I do not solicit your client. For the majority of my work, I have no contact with the hiring attorney’s client.

Location:

My office is located in the Denver Metro area. I ordinarily work remotely and am available by email, phone, and video conferencing. However, I am happy to visit your office as necessary.