Ms. Coleman is licensed to practice law in the states of New Mexico and California.
Ms. Coleman received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California where she was an editor for the International Law Journal and a teaching assistant. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of California Berkeley.
Ms. Coleman clerked for a national law firm throughout law school, where she focused on civil litigation for their Los Angeles and New York offices.
She then worked at a firm specializing in Civil Litigation for nearly six years focusing on the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Landlord Tenant, Probates, Contested Probates and Contested Trust Matters, Construction Defects, Business Law, Breach of Contract Cases, Property Disputes, and Estate Planning including Will & Trust Drafting.
Karen Williams has been an asset to various law firms for decades. She has worked in firms in San Francisco and Seattle before settling in New Mexico. Her experience in New Mexico includes years of paralegal and legal assistant work for Montgomery Andrews in Santa Fe.
Karen is a professional artist who specializes in watercolor and oil painting.
Michelle Gomez has considerable executive assistant experience. A Santa Fe native, she has always been an academic, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Santa Fe High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is in her last semester to obtain her Paralegal Certification.
Ms. Coleman charges $95 for one hour in office consultations and $65 for thirty minute phone consultations.
Please call us at 505.395.4449 to schedule a consultation. Some matter types qualify for free consultations.
Some legal services can be offered for a flat rate. These typically include demand letters and Estate Planning Services like Wills. Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Health Directives. Schedule a Consultation to learn more.
The majority of Potential New Clients will be asked to sign a standard retainer agreement. This means a certain amount of hours are accounted for, paid for upfront, and held in a Trust Account. Any unused portion will be returned to the client. This is not a flat rate agreement as the initial retainer is never guaranteed to cover all services. However, depending on proximity to a hearing, the client can terminate services at any time. Ms. Coleman is very cost conscious for her clients.
A minority of legal services can be offered on a limited representation. This means the scope of the representation would be limited to only certain tasks where such limitation is ethical and practicable. These limited engagements for the most part will not be appropriate for those matters likely to result in litigation.
Certain matters are appropriate for a contingency fee agreement. This means no monies are paid upfront or on an hourly basis but rather a percentage is taken by counsel once a settlement or court award is received. For Ms. Coleman's practice, these typically include Personal Injury matters and some Employment Law Matters. At this time Ms. Coleman is accepting personal injury matters on a contingency fee.
Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Personal Injury, Probate, Contested Probates and Contested Trust Matters, Torts, Business Law, Breach of Contract Cases, Property Disputes, and Estate Planning including Will & Trust Drafting.
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