Frequently Asked Questions

How does the case review process work?

If you submit a case for review online, 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 practice. 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.

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?

In legal proceedings, there are two types of charges: attorney’s fees and costs. Attorney’s fees and, as the name suggests, paid to the attorney for legal services. Costs are paid to third-parties (ie: not the attorney).

My favorite thing about the way I have structured my practice is that I can often assist consumer clients without charging ongoing, hourly 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. In many cases, I do ask my clients to make an initial deposit to cover these anticipated costs (generally $350-$500, depending on the circumstances).

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.

If you have a basis for a case, I may need to do further investigation of documents or other matters.

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.