Frequently Asked Questions

How does the case review process work?

You provide your information and responses to one of the questionnaires. Attorney Leland Faux will review your submission. Depending on your situation, I may ask for a follow-up meeting to get more information. The questionnaire is the initial screening process used to determine if your case is one that is within my areas of experience. I will typically review case submissions on Fridays.

What factors are you looking for when you evaluate cases?

In very broad terms, I look at the following issues:
1. Whether there are clear violations of law or favorable facts.
2. Whether it appears the defendant(s) can pay a potential judgment.
3. My case load and whether the case is within my scope of experience.

Is there a charge for a consultation?

There is no charge to send in a case review request through an online questionnaire. If your case looks promising, I may request additional information or a meeting to discuss your situation in greater detail, there will be no charge for gathering and reviewing that information.

I may charge a fee for a personal consultation. I charge this fee because these consultations take a lot longer than reviewing case submissions online.

What are common types of cases?

Do you take cases where I live?

I accept cases throughout Idaho, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. I litigate cases in both state and federal court.

If I have a case, how much are your fees?

My favorite thing about the way I have structured my practice is that I can often assist consumer clients at no upfront fees or at substantially reduced rates, depending on the circumstances of the case. The laws I use help clients shift the burden of attorney’s fees to the defendant. Read more: Will you Defer Fees for My Case?

That being said, I generally do ask clients to pay for all third-party costs, such as court fees, filing fees, discovery costs, deposition fees, expert witness fees, travel, copies, etc.

How long does it take for you to let me know if I have a case?

It depends. Some cases are more complex and there are times when current caseloads do not allow for immediate evaluation of potential cases. In general, I strive to respond to requests within 3-5 business days after you submit your information. I typically review new case inquiries on Fridays.

I am unfortunately able to accept only a small percentage of the potential cases I review.

How long does a case take?

You should plan on a long time. Courts like cases to be tried within 18 months of the filing of a lawsuit. But cases may take longer depending on too many factors to list here. A “fast” case can take 4-6 months.

Do you only do consumer cases?

About 80-90% of my practice is representing consumers or others who have been treated unfairly or unlawfully by businesses. However, I also accept general litigation cases—mostly contract disputes.