We are in an age of specialization. As times have changed, no attorney can possibly keep up with all areas and complexities of the law, and that is why our team is comprised of the top legal minds, each with their own area of practice. Bowman & Miller Advocates is also unique in that while we all specialize in various aspects of the law, the size of our legal team allows us to offer counsel on nearly any facet of the law.
Our leadership team at the firm will determine which attorney can best represent you in handling your case. It may not be possible, or advantageous, to have one attorney handle all of your legal matters. One lawyer will be responsible for the overall progress of the case, but from time to time, another attorney may perform certain duties within the case itself. Please do not be concerned if your case is handled by a different attorney within our firm, as ‘your attorney’ will still be your attorney.
The office is located at Hughes Building, Kenyatta Avenue, Banda St. Wing, 8th Floor
Attorneys in the office spend most of the working day in court or meeting with clients. If you call the office, there is a 99% chance you will speak with their legal assistant or paralegal. Please convey all information to the person to which you speak to ensure a quicker response. If your concerns were not addressed and you still desire to speak with an attorney, please schedule an appointment for a dedicated time.
Each case is different, and so is the fee. Please call the office to schedule an appointment to discuss your matter with an attorney to determine the fee. At the appointment, please bring all your documentation and paperwork you have received from the court or law enforcement.
The general answer is yes. However, certain charges do not require an appearance. Prior to the court date, a Waiver of Appearance form may be signed and returned to the office if you have been informed that you do not have to be in court. Unless otherwise informed, you have to be in court on your court date.
It is your responsibility to be in court when your name is called. Any excuse is in the discretion of the Judge. If you are a client of our office, please notify our office immediately if you foresee a problem.
We understand the importance of communication and transparency between attorney and client. Legal matters have a way of stretching out over long periods of time but behind-the-scenes work is being completed so that on the day your matter is ready, nothing will be overlooked. We strive to keep you informed when anything important happens and to respond to your questions in a reasonable time. In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.
A phone call to our office will direct you to the person who can best answer your question. Remember, no questions as to your rights, duties or obligations should go unanswered because you did not know which lawyer to call. Fees for these different matters will be charged in accordance with our regular practice.
All office visits are by appointment only. We encourage each of our clients to schedule meetings with us during regular business hours. From time to time you may request that we meet you in the evening if the matter cannot wait. While we do not encourage these “special visits,” we may arrange them where necessary. If we must meet with you in the evening, we must reserve the right to add a surcharge to our regular fee for the appointment. You will be advised, in advance, of the decision concerning the surcharge.