Aren't we all?
I've heard this several times as I tried to describe what I'm doing to help individuals and families build lives that reflect their values, manage risk, and defensively steward what God has given them. But is it really so crazy? Here are three reason why concierge law is a good thing for me and a good thing for you.
Concierge law is a specialized law practice in which the attorney gives up larger sums of money up front to develop a long term relationship with a client to meet the vast majority of that client's lifetime legal needs.
1. Limited Client Base
To do this right, the concierge lawyer must limit the number of clients he or she keeps. Sure, an attorney could take 200 clients per year at $1,000 per year, but then each client gets less than an hour each month. To provide good service, the concierge lawyer limits the number of clients he or she takes so that the lawyer can apply focus to each client's unique needs. The attorney can do this because there is a steady stream of income, whereas the traditional lawyer must plan for those months of famine where there is no legal work to do.
2. Big Picture Focus
The concierge lawyer has the benefit of looking at the big picture. Specialists are usually only concerned about the case right in front of them. Let's say you get to a point where you need a specialized attorney rather than the generalist that a concierge lawyer must be. Without a concierge lawyer, maybe you answer the letters you get in the mail after a car accident. Maybe you go to Facebook and look for recommendations for that intellectual property lawyer. But do you really know what you're going to get? Your concierge lawyer would assist you in picking a specialist, and then help you manage the relationship with that specialist in a manner that meets your long term, big picture objectives rather than just the here and now.
3. Predictable Cost
"That will be $200 per hour," is a common phrase heard in law offices across the country. "How many hours do you expect?" is a common question asked in response. "I'm a lawyer not a fortune teller," is a good summation of most answers to that question. Clients leave with a lawyer, but no idea how much money they are going to spend to get whatever they needed done. With a concierge lawyer, you know exactly how much you are going to spend. With me, you're only going to spend $1,000 per year as long as you remain my client.
There are a lot of other reasons why concierge law makes sense. Everyone will have a different reason why its a good idea for them. You may have an accountant, doctor, nanny, baby sitter, lawn guy, massage therapist, pastor, stylist, pet groomer, and other professionals. Add attorney to the mix by hiring your own concierge attorney. Learn more here.
I follow Christ. I have a beautiful wife Megan and three wonderful children, Harrisen, Rebekah, and Carter. I am a candidate for a Ph.D. in ethics from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, have an M.Div. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a JD from the University of Arkansas, am licensed to practice law in several state and federal courts, and live in Rogers, Arkansas. I write a blog and produce a podcast. And I do it all that others may know Christ.