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Maybe after reading about us, you’re still not sure about what to do. You don’t know if you have a case; you don’t know if you want to go ahead with it and you don’t know if you can afford it.

You won’t know whether to cross the bridge or not without doing a little research, and your research begins with contacting us.

Consultations

After we review the contact form we are asking you to fill out below, we will arrange a free consultation by telephone, through emails, or in appropriate cases, in person. Often, we can tell fairly quickly if it’s a case that you or we should not pursue, so please don’t be offended if we decline your case without going into much detail. On most other cases, we can get a pretty good sense of the merits within several emails or 20-30 minutes of discussion. If more time is necessary, we will take it. We almost never give advice about what you should do in the consultation process. The contact form and the consultation is to give us a sense about what’s happened, why you think your attorney was at fault and how you think you were damaged. We may ask to see some documents. We will need to know the name of the attorney you’re calling us about for conflict purposes, but you shouldn’t worry, everything you tell us is in absolute confidence. Although formal representation only begins once we have a written fee agreement, communications to us are confidential from the moment we pick up the phone and you begin telling us about your case.

Sometimes it takes longer than a simple consultation to determine if you have a case and it is worth pursuing. We may be interested in looking at the case further on an evaluation basis and if so, we would discuss what would be involved in doing a more in depth analysis.

Once we have a sense of the merits of the case and the damages you might have incurred, we can discuss an appropriate fee arrangement.

So, please fill out the form below and send it to us with an email. The process of crossing that bridge begins here.

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Telephone: 415-296-8880

 

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Client Alert #1: "Statutes of Limitation for Legal Malpractice: A Trap for the Unwary"

In California, with rare exceptions, the statute of limitations for a legal malpractice case is very short...one year starting from the convergence of two events. One: The client knows, or has a reasonable belief that the attorney was negligent, and two, the client has suffered actual damages. This is a simplified answer to a complex issue and a murky area of law that has caused serious problems for people with once valid claims.  The one year statute applies not only to legal malpractice cases, but to virtually any attorney misconduct except fraud which is three years.  There are circumstances that may extend or toll the statute (such as where the attorney continues to represent the client on the same matter as the malpractice occurred), but these are slippery slope concepts.  

(For a more detailed article on this critical issue, please review our full CLIENT ALERT #1…here.)

Client Comments: “Gwire Law Saved My Sanity”

When I first contacted Gwire Law I had begun to believe that all attorneys were unethical, blood sucking leaches, that were intrinsically lazy and despicable. Bill Gwire and Bruce Glassner changed that for me. They showed me that some attorneys can be trusted. And that some attorneys will go the extra mile for you, without even asking.

(Read more from this client and all client comments here…)