SOURCE: Team Legal Chicago

October 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Team Legal Chicago Streamlines Fee Structure Because of Technology

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - It isn't a surprise that potential clients feel a sigh of relief when they are quoted a flat fee with no qualifiers before they walk into a law office. Teamlegalchicago.com, founded by Chicago bankruptcy attorney Tom Makedonski, is adamant when advertising flat fees that there be no deviation or qualifiers regarding the fee. "I receive at least three calls a week with potential clients asking me if there are other hidden costs or fees other than what was advertised," Makedonski stated.

"Teamlegalchicago.com strives to break the mold of bait and switch advertising in the legal field that is so prevalent, and more importantly the negative perception that exists," Makedonski stated. "Seven out of ten clients that walk through my door have already been to another firm and have walked away because they weren't who they said they were when it comes to the price quoted to them on the phone or advertisement," says Makedonski.

Chicago bankruptcy attorney Tom Makedonski has been filing chapter 7 bankruptcies since 2000, and has taken his experiences with debtors to form Teamlegalchicago.com. "Besides technology, we are a three person law firm and are in no way trying to compete with the big law firm that spends $50,000 a month in advertising," says Makedonski. "We decided to just do one thing and keep costs down and provide the same level of service as the big firms," said Makedonski. "There is no status in over paying or hiring an attorney just because they advertise in larger media outlets," says Makedonski.

Teamlegalchicago.com was founded by Chicago bankruptcy attorney Tom Makedonski, in December of 2007 as an internet entity to streamline its business based on the flat fee model for chapter 7 bankruptcies. "Technology is the main reason we can charge a flat fee and still make a profit," says Makedonski. "Three years ago before filings went online, we had to file petitions directly at the court building sometimes waiting in line over an hour to see the clerk," says Makedonski. "This is billable time that we can now pass down to the client as the system has become more efficient and provides lower fees to the client," Makedonski stated. The goal of this model is for the client to know exactly what to expect before they walk through our door, Makedonski, stated. This is something that is easier said than done because of all the misleading advertising by law firms throughout the years. "We are confident that we can achieve the level of trust just by simply putting our words into action," Makedonski stated. Team Legal Chicago can be contacted through their web site at http://www.teamlegalchicago.com or by telephone at 773-685-9138.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tom Makedonski
    Team Legal Chicago
    773-685-9138