Frequently Asked questions

Q. How much does it cost to have Choate Law Firm represent me?

A: Typically, nothing. The vast majority of our cases, especially claims for injuries and wrongful death, we take on what is called a contingency fee basis. That means that rather than charge by the hour, we only get paid a percentage of what we recover for our client (in addition to our costs). It doesn't cost you anything to talk to us and see what we can do for you on your claim. 

Q. Where in Alaska do you practice? 

A. Although our office is located in Juneau, we represent people all over the state, and especially in Southeast Alaska. We have represented clients from Anchorage, Angoon, Barrow, Craig, Dutch Harbor, Fairbanks, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Nome, North Pole, Petersburg, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Wrangell, and other cities, towns, and villages throughout Alaska. We also take cases in other states, including Washington, California, and Hawaii

Q. Will you take my case? 

A. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we have to evaluate a number of variables in making the determination of whether we can take a specific case. This includes whether it's the type of case that we usually take, whether we think the case is legally meritorious, and whether we have the time available in our current case load to provide the level of care and attention that we anticipate your case will require. Therefore, if we don't take your case, we recommend that you contact other attorneys to see if your case is a better fit for them and their practice. 

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