Consultation & Fee Policy
WSM attorneys are available for telephone and in person consultations relating to
- U.S. Temporary Work Visa matters
- U.S. Permanent Residence matters
- U.S. Family Based Immigration matters
- U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization matters
- Global (non-U.S.) visa matters
- I-9 or E-Verify Compliance matters
- Travel Counseling
- Immigration Policies
If you are an individual requesting a consultation, kindly complete WSM’s individual questionnaire. If you are a company representative wishing to sponsor an employee, kindly complete this company questionnaire.
In most cases, a non-refundable consultation fee of $250 will be collected prior to the consultation being scheduled. We will schedule a consultation only if we feel we can offer assistance. Therefore, completing our questionnaire as fully as possible is critical.
A WSM representative will contact you for payment and scheduling based on our attorney availability. If we determine that we are not able to provide assistance, we will notify you.
The purpose of the consultation is to provide the attorney with sufficient information to allow for a full analysis and comprehensive advice on immigration options, including estimated time frames, legal fees and costs.
A fee for each option, based on the facts presented, will be quoted during the consultation meeting, provided that all relevant information has been presented. The attorneys of WSM generally bill on a flat fee basis, although some cases are billed at an hourly rate. The fees in each case reflect the individual facts presented, the urgency of the situation, and the anticipated time required. Payment terms will be discussed during the consultation.
The information provided to WSM in the questionnaire and during the consultation is for the purpose of obtaining a consultation and is not intended for the purpose of establishing an attorney client relationship until an individual seeking representation has executed a written legal services agreement entering into such a relationship with WSM.