- All consultations are confidential and by appointment only.
- Most consultations are conducted at the law firm's offices in Dallas. Telephone and Skype consultations are available for persons who reside outside the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex or have a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from attending an in-office consultation.
- Consultations generally last between one hour and an hour-and-a-half, sometimes longer, depending on the issues being discussed. Most often, an employee’s rights, duties, and options can be explained during a single consultation. If this isn't the case, however, Barry will make every effort to notify you in advance that additional attention may be necessary.
- Consultations are offered on an hourly and flat fee basis depending on the type of consultation. They generally are not free. In our experience with law firms that offer free consultations, you often get what you pay for. The one exception is consultations for overtime pay violations. Barry does not charge a consultation fee for consultations for overtime pay violations.
- Fees should not deter you from obtaining a consultation. Barry offers reduced fee consultations on a limited basis based on a number of factors, including the nature of your legal dispute and Barry's interest in your case. If you believe your circumstances merit a reduced fee consultation, please don't hesitate to ask.
- Barry reviews and provides advice in connection with severance agreements and non-compete agreement on a flat fee basis. The fee is based on, among other things, the length of the agreement, the number of agreements, the complexity of the issues, the existence of any deadlines, and other factors. All fees are communicated in writing before the consultation is scheduled. We've found that this flat fee approach for reviewing agreements affords executives, professionals, and others a level of cost certainty that allows them to better focus on their employment issues.
- For consultations with a fee, payment is due at the end of the consultation unless other arrangements are made. Cash and checks are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.
Scheduling a Consultation
If you're interested in scheduling a consultation, the first step is to complete and return the law firm’s Contact Us form. Be sure to include an e-mail address and telephone number where we may reach you. The law firm may not respond to incomplete forms.
- After we receive your Contact Us form, the law firm will provide you an intake questionnaire if we believe that we may be able to help you. If we don't think we can help you due to our caseload or any other reason, we will notify you.
- The intake form covers more detailed information so we can better understand your situation and prepare for your consultation.
- Be sure that your intake form answers are legible.
- Provide as much information as necessary for Barry to understand your situation.
- If your matter involves a contract, commission plan, e-mail, or employment policy, be sure to attach a copy of the document(s) when you return your intake form.
- It is also helpful for you to create two additional documents, time-permitting. The first is a "cast of characters” providing the name and a short description for each person relevant to the dispute. The second is a simple "timeline of events" detailing what happened and when. Both documents should be brief.
- In our experience, employees benefit more from our consultations when they spend a little extra time preparing their answers to the intake information.
- Intake forms may returned to the law firm by e-mail, fax, or mail. Please return your intake information with enough time for Barry to properly review it.
Caution: A Word about Confidentiality
by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.