actually these days all attorneys want a consultation fee! I've tried, anywhere from $50 to $565! just about no one consults free! my last one told me he couldn't take the case so I said thank you and was going to leave but he said wait so I did thinking he was going to have an associate take the case because he started talking about them, then he changed subjects back to himself and bragged about how wonderful he was. when he was done after more than a half hour, I asked again is his firm taking the case then for me? he said no and I owe him for the consultation and wanted $265 for the half hour he talked about himself!!!! I wasn't allowed to leave with my documents I brought till he got his money!