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 Frequently Asked Questions

If this is the first time you are seeking legal aid, you probably have a lot of questions. Below, you'll find some of the most frequent questions we receive from new clients at Norland Law Firm LLC. 

If you don't see your question listed here, feel free to contact us at 608-519-3664. We will be glad to assist you.

The Big One - How Much Does It Cost?

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. The one clear answer we can give is that we WILL work with you on fees. We allow payment plans and smaller initial retainers. 

Let’s face it, nobody ever needs a lawyer when things are going really well. We believe that should not prevent you from having vigorous representation. If you work with us, we will work with you. We see the representation of our clients as an ongoing relationship and we will do our part to make sure it is a successful one.

We use three different fee structures. For criminal cases, we charge a flat rate for representation. That rate depends on a variety of factors, including what county your case is in and how serious the charges are. We require a certain amount down, again depending on a variety of factors; but unlike other firms, we will allow payments for the rest of the balance owed. 

For Family Law cases, attorney time is billed hourly at $175.00/hour. Unlike other firms, we do not charge for staff time and you will only get billed for work that an attorney actually does on your case. No fluffing the bill. 

We use a variety of methods to keep fees down for clients, including e-mail communication and transmitting documents electronically when allowed. If it’s faster for us, it is cheaper for you. Don’t have e-mail? Not a problem, we still own phones and can send letters. 

We require a down payment for family cases and then allow payments toward outstanding balances. Civil litigation is sometimes on a contingency basis and sometimes billed hourly as described above. It depends entirely on the case. 

Is The Consultation With An Actual Attorney?

Yes, every single time. It may be by phone, email, or in person. Your choice.

Do I Have To Hire You At The Consultation? 

No – the consultation is no risk to you and no commitment. Our attorney will meet with you, go through your case, ask a bunch of questions, and talk with you about what is going on. You will be quoted with a price and then we'll send you on your way. 

Attorney Norland is not a used car salesman, and he does not expect you to drive an attorney “off the lot” without having time to think about it. If you do not hire us, this consultation does NOT create an attorney–client relationship. However, you certainly may choose to hire us at your consultation and we will gladly begin fighting for you.

We have heard over and over again from people who have taken advantage of our consultations that they feel peace of mind afterwards. No matter what your legal issue is right now, Norland Law Firm LLC is certain that peace of mind is something you are seeking.
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Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 
2011 - Present

La Crosse County Bar Association Member 
2011 - Present

La Crosse Area Young Lawyers Association Member 
2011 - Present

La Crosse Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 
2011 - Present

State Bar of Wisconsin Member 
2010 - Present

"Mr. Norland helped me with an OWI case I had. During the consultation he was straight forward with me and did not mislead me in anyway just to obtain my business. After I hired him he wasn't just present for the court dates and speaking with prosecutors he also did a lot behind the scenes and walked me through different scenarios and what would need to be done. Definitely would use him again for any other legal issues I had."


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