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Online Consultation and Communications

Online Consultation and Communications


The attorneys at Forbes Barrentine Law strongly recommend an email-centric approach to communication for the benefit of their clients. This methodology has distinct advantages compared to communication by phone or video. An email exchange provides a written record of communication, document exchanges, and typically saves time and money for clients. Follow up calls and in office appointments are also available, but initial communication through email is recommended for most legal issues.

All initial consultations, unless otherwise stated, are paid consultations. Initial consultations almost always require document review and legal advice. Our team serves many clients, and our caseload does not allow for free attorney time. We appreciate your understanding. Free consultations for general counsel services are available upon request. Your initial consultation will be completely confidential.


All consultations begin at a one-hour minimum. Our attorneys will provide a quote for the consultation based on the time needed to complete the initial review of your case based on the information sent in the initial email. Below are the hourly rates for Forbes Barrentine Law attorneys. Flat fees are available in many cases and will be offered during the initial consultation if appropriate.

Legal Service Completed by Attorney

Hourly Rate

Online Consultation, Document Preparation 


In-Office Consultation 


Court Room Attorney Time 


Getting Started 

  1. Email with a thorough, but precise summary of your case or issue. Please list the facts affecting your case and any questions you may have. Attach all relevant documents to this initial email. The contents of your initial email will remain confidential.
  2. Within 1-2 business days (often faster), you will receive a response to your email with a quote, payment link, and engagement letter for the initial consultation based on the summary of your legal issue and the length and complexity of the documents attached. 
  3. In no circumstance will you be charged more than your initial consultation quote unless you give written authorization to proceed with the representation. After the initial consultation, you may agree to proceed on an hourly basis, on a flat fee if available, or you may decide to end the representation. 

Please note, the information on this webpage should not be considered legal advice and is strictly for informational purposes. Any interaction with this webpage or initial correspondence with our attorneys does not qualify as providing legal advice or retaining legal representation. Legal advice is available only to clients who have an executed Engagement Agreement with Forbes Barrentine Law PLLC. Forbes Barrentine Law PLLC does not provide legal advice relating to federal or state income taxes. 


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