My aim is to solve your legal problems, and I don’t delegate your case to less experienced associates. I don’t hesitate when called upon to visit clients who are already in custody. All court appearances, meetings, and legal work are done by me personally from start to finish. 

I know how important the attorney-client relationship is to achieve your goals. It’s your case and my service. I care about your case, and I value your input that is why I put importance on listening to your facts and stories so that I can help you.

Personal commitment to your best interests

Personal

I know each client is an individual, so I consider not only the relevant legal authority but also different scenarios that might apply to your case. I can foresee different situations because unlike less accessible attorneys, I prioritize your case.

Informative

I believe my clients should know the facts of their case and I'll listen to you rather than pigeonhole your case into a category. Keeping you informed as your case progresses, and letting you know of changes in procedures that will affect your case.

Accessible

I'll help you plan for different outcomes and you should feel comfortable calling me with any questions or concerns. Even when I am in court, I pledge to respond to all calls, voicemails, text messages, and emails as promptly as possible.

I know the problems and understand the cost of hiring an attorney can be overwhelming.  I set a priority to do my best and put your mind at ease. Meet with me today so we can discuss the reality of your case and see what we together can do to handle your case in the best possible way. 

My Fees and Payment Plans

I also know that legal problems, especially criminal charges, often happen with little notice. You might not understand the cost, sentences, and circumstances of a case. If you meet with me early, we can discuss the reality and what we can do, including payment. I understand that most people don’t set aside money for handling a criminal matter. When we discuss your case, we will also discuss payment arrangements that best fit your case. For example, criminal and juvenile matters, appeals, and post-conviction cases may be done using flat fee arrangements, hourly rates, or hybrids. In a flat fee arrangement, you pay one fee for all included stages of the representation regardless of the amount of time required. The most common fee for criminal and juvenile cases is an initial flat fee for pretrial representation with a trial fee to be paid if the case is scheduled for trial. Some matters, however, are more conducive to hourly billing, which can save you money.

In other cases, such as car accidents and negligent personal injury cases, I will represent you on a contingency fee basis, and if there is no recovery, then there is no fee charged to you.

In cases of intentional torts, such as fraud, and in collection and consumer cases, payment is on an hourly and contingency fee basis with a required retainer for costs and expenses (such as filing fees, expert fees, and fees for service of process).

Chirs DeMatteo

I don’t want the fear of expensive fees to prevent you from getting the representation you need.  I provide free evaluations for all prospective clients and cases, and if needed, I will work with you to develop an individual payment plan.