Telephonic or In-Office Consultation:

Please complete the "Internet Intake Form" on this page and fax it to the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin at (818) 703-0600. If you prefer, you may email a copy instead. All emails should be directed to agilmartin@angelagilmartin.com. Please feel free to supplement this form with your own written words regarding your child's issues and needs.

Initial Consultation:

Your initial consultation can be either telephonic or at the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin, located at
20750 Ventura Blvd., Suite 224,
Woodland Hills, California, 91364.

We are conveniently located off the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

Regardless of whether your Consultation is by phone or in person, please call the morning of your appointment to confirm the time. Should the appointment be telephonic, you may be given an alternate number to call.

To ensure that your appointment is as productive as possible, we ask that you allocate sufficient time for the consultation; be prepared with a list of questions or concerns in advance; and make appropriate arrangements for child care.

Consultation Fee:

The Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin provides an Initial Consultation free of charge. Nevertheless, California law requires a written agreement between an attorney and client whenever advice is provided, therefore you will be required to sign a form prior to your appointment.

Please note that any advice provided by the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin is based solely on the information provided in your Intake Form and any supplement notes or comments you provide. Also note that your Consultation does not establish an ongoing attorney–client relationship unless there is a written agreement signed by both parties.

Your Consultation will be approximately one (1) hour in duration. Any request for additional record review or time beyond that hour may result in a request for payment of legal fees. However, you can be assured that you will not be charged any fees without your written consent in advance.

Ongoing Representation:

Please be advised that a Consultation does not automatically result in an ongoing attorney client relationship. In other words, the Consultation will be limited in scope and time and will not result in any further obligations or responsibilities on your behalf or from the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin.

If you decide to retain the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin and we accept representation in your case, you will be required to sign a separate fee agreement. This agreement is also required by law. This agreement sets forth important information such as the rights you have as a client, the scope of representation that will be provided, expectations regarding your responsibilities, and information regarding documents that will be maintained in your case. The agreement will also set forth the amount of the retainer, if applicable in your case, and the hourly fees for legal services.

In certain cases, such as personal injury matters, the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin represents clients on a contingency basis. That means that you do not pay anything to the law firm and the firm only receives fees if we prevail. The fees are negotiated at the time of the time the contract is signed. In other cases, such as probate, juvenile, criminal and dependency matters, hourly fees will apply and may be calculated on a sliding scale to ensure that representation is affordable and not overly burdensome.

In special education matters, you may or may not be asked to provide a retainer. Hourly fees may be applicable depending on the nature of your case. In some instances, you may not be charged any fees whatsoever and the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin will seek recovery of fees directly from the school district or local educational agency should the client be considered the prevailing party. For education matters, you will be provided with a separate form which provides more information regarding the possible recovery of fees from the school district and/or reimbursement of legal fees incurred.

After contacting us by phone and when instructed to do so, please download the intake form, fill it out completely with a blue pen, and fax to:
(818) 703-0600 or mail it to:

Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin
20750 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 224
Woodland Hills, California 91364

Internet Special Education Intake Form

Disclaimer

The information and materials contained in this web site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not send confidential information or records to this firm without express prior approval from the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin. Messages containing confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent. Links to other web sites provided herein are done so for informational purposes only and the Law Offices of Angela L. Gilmartin is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of the materials linked to this web site.