Why Quarterman, Hodson & Associates, P.C.
Every firm’s website says that the firm is dedicated to representing you and that its lawyers are skilled legal practitioners. As a client, you expect your counsel to be competent, qualified and diligent. This is not a deciding factor, but merely a minimum qualification. Are we competent, qualified and diligent? Absolutely. But this only represents a beginning point for attorney evaluation, not a reason to select one firm over another. We know that there are many qualified and outstanding attorneys for you to evaluate for your legal matter. We are different and exceed client expectations for several key reasons:
There is only one kind of reputation to build in a hurry. 90% of our business comes from referrals from clients and other lawyers and professionals located locally, regionally and nationally. We can ask for no greater compliment.
No Single Serving Clients.
Building a long lasting attorney client relationship enhances our ability to effectively communicate with our clients and anticipate and understand their unique and specific circumstances, challenges, needs and goals. We approach even the smallest legal services as a mutual long term opportunity to work together.
Small Is Better.
We excel at what we do. Maintaining a small and streamlined firm structure, we are best able to provide individual, meaningful attention to each and every client. Other firms will tell you that they better represent clients by having attorneys in all areas all working under the same roof. Our philosophy is that boutique is better. We do not practice all areas of law nor do we wish to. As we reach any matter that requires outside counsel, technical or professional advice, we draw upon a network of skilled affiliated attorneys and specialists being coordinated via our attorneys and create a team specifically tailored to the specific needs of each client. This controls cost for the client while enhancing service, representation and results to both meet and exceed the client’s particular goals and needs. For example, we have several expert litigators and tax professionals with whom we work on a daily basis, as needed, to complement our areas of expertise and provide our clients with a full service experience, while maintaining value and ensuring specialization as to all areas of legal need.
Personal Service and Personal Interest, Sincerity.
You are smart. It takes most people about 10 seconds of talking to someone, shaking his or her hand and looking them in the eye to discover whether he or she is fake, superficial and agenda driven, or, in the alternative, sincerely interested in you as a person and as a client and strives to best meet your legal needs and goals. The attorneys and staff professionals at Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C. are never fake. Because we are small, you will not have the common frustration that clients experience at larger firms of meeting and talking with one professional one day, and then being passed to a new and completely different person another day who seems to have no idea as to what you previously discussed. At Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C., we work together as a team and when ywe are working for you, you are working together with us.
Your Deal is a Big Deal.
We represent individuals, businesses and organizations from all walks of life and all levels of sophistication. Whether you are an individual meeting us to discuss something small or are an international multi-million dollar publicly traded corporation conducting a complex business or real property transaction in Georgia, your matter is just as important to our firm and is treated as such.
A mastery of the law is a requirement of any skilled lawyer. But to most effectively represent the goals and needs of the client, the superior lawyer must also possess the ability to approach issues and problems through “real-world” lenses, taking into consideration all other issues, needs and circumstances of the client and related parties and entities to approach complex legal issues unconventionally as needed to solve problems.
Accessible, Clear Communication.
We know that the law can sound and appear to others as a foreign language. Understanding the law is not enough to be an effective lawyer. Our attorneys excel and pride themselves at being able to discuss and explain complex legal concepts and terms in a clear and understandable way.
Sorry. No Hired Guns or Yes Men and Women Here.
As we advise and provide counsel to our valued clients, we will not always tell you what you want to hear or blindly follow your instructions without question, but we promise to advise you as to what we believe in our best professional judgment, experience and expertise to be in your best legal interest. Many of our clients have called even many years later and thanked us for “saving them from themselves”.
The Buck Stops Here.
We at Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C. are not shy about the pride that we take in our work, services, skills, and our local, regional, national reputation for excellence in our real estate, business and related practices. At Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C., we stand behind ALL or our work, no exceptions. This means that in the unusual situation where a mistake is made, our clients can and do rely on our firm taking whatever steps are necessary to make it right. No excuses or evasion. We share and reciprocate the loyalty and trust that our many clients place and have placed in our firm for nearly 40 years of continued Georgia practice. This commitment to excellence will remain unchanged for the next 40 years and beyond.
Lawyers and legal representation are expensive. This is a fact. As an individual, association, non-profit, or small or large business, you must keep costs down and to a minimum. Typically, our firm’s rates and billing for the same comparable services of larger firms average 25%-50% less for comparable representation and service. This often equals thousands of dollars in savings for clients. Paying lower fees at Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C. is not a trade off. Our clients DO pay us for our intellect, service, expertise, experience, listening and communication skills, knowledge and counsel. Our clients DO NOT pay extra for excessive and unnecessary staff, attorneys and overhead, a marble atrium, fine art in the lobby, media campaign, monogrammed firm memorabilia, satellite offices or a shiny new office tower. We have cut out the fat to give our clients value without sacrifice.
We Do Not Overbill.
We do not up charge. We do not have hidden fees. We have families and businesses, like you do, and we hate being surprised by a bill. We bill for substantive work performed. We do not measure the value of our clients in 6 minute increments. While we are a business and cannot work for free, we honestly believe that many firms’ institutional over-emphasis on incremental hourly billing creates a chilling effect on effective communication between attorney and client. We would rather keep you as a client for life and develop a long term working relationship. Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C. clients know that a quick call or email to a firm attorney will not become a mushrooming bill later. Clients often stay for a few minutes after discussing a legal, business or real estate matter and hang out, share some jokes, stories or grab lunch with us. Children of clients remember our office for the toy box and old fashioned coca cola bottles we share with guests. Don’t worry, there is no hidden meter running.
We accept payment via cash, check, wire transfer, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal.
At Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C., you will find lawyers ready to openly discuss legal costs with you and answer any questions you may have about fees and billing. Quarterman Hodson & Associates, P.C. prides itself in providing value to our clients.