FAQs Of Our Attorney
If you are facing legal issues, you probably have a lot of questions and are a bit stressed out. You aren't sure what you should do next. You may be worried about making a mistake that will hurt your legal rights or your future. You may be unsure about pursuing legal action. You might not know how you can find the best lawyer for your case.
At Fayan Law, Keith helps people just like you every day.
Not sure how to get started? Take a look at some sample questions below to help you find a lawyer. You will also find Keith's answers to these questions.
How long have you been in practice?
I began practicing law in 2004. Since then, I have helped injured individuals and small business owners obtain justice in and out of court. I also represent and serve on boards of nonprofit corporations in Rhode Island. I am a firm believer that with education comes responsibility, which is why I volunteer to serve on nonprofit boards of directors.
Prior to my legal career, I served for more than five years as a United States Marine, working alongside the U.S. Department of State at embassies around the world protecting ambassadors, diplomatic facilities and confidential information. I also earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Northeastern University's School of Criminology & Criminal Justice. After graduate school, I spearheaded a long-term research project on school bullying through the U.S. Department of Justice before attending law school.
How many cases like mine have you handled?
I have handled hundreds of different types of cases since 2004. During that time, I've learned that no two cases are the same. However, the strategies developed and discipline needed to maximize my clients' recovery and overall satisfaction remains consistent.
How often do you settle cases out of court?
Different problems call for different solutions. The client's goal is paramount in evaluating problem-solving strategies. Avoiding prolonged court cases is the best option for some clients, while immediately filing a lawsuit and going to court is better for others.
I always ask clients what outcome they expect from their case. Clients' goals always govern the best course of action moving forward.
What are your fees and costs?
I routinely handle civil litigation cases and personal injury cases. The fee structure is different for each.
I work on a contingency-fee basis for my personal injury clients. The fees range from 30% to 40% of the total amount recovered, depending on the specific case. This means I only get paid if I can successfully recover for my clients. If you don't get money, I don't get money.
I provide free case evaluations for individuals injured at work, in car accidents, on the property of another person or by a defective product.
I also handle veterans disability appeals on a contingency basis, which typically ranges from 20% to 30% of any past-due benefits recovered. If you don't get money, I don't get money.
Civil litigation cases are billed on an hourly basis and are invoiced monthly. Retainer agreements are usually required, though alternative billing arrangements are often considered.