"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Satisfy your curiosity and get to know us a little better.
Attorney, former judge, entrepreneur, and public speaker
Brent is a young litigator with an already impressive range of experience, serving as a judge for three years prior to opening his own law firm. Two parts attorney and one part entrepreneur, Brent is highly driven and carries a truckload of optimism.
Bilingual in English and Spanish, Brent mastered Spanish while serving a two-year mission for the LDS church in Los Angeles, CA.
While Brent does have a slightly dorky love of the law, he'd still prefer to tell you about his wife and seven children. He is, in fact, a man of many talents - he's incredibly hard-working, smart, reliable, and valuable to his clients.
If there's one thing for which Brent is famous, apart from having seven children, it is for belying the conventional belief that attorneys are boring, dishonest, money-hungry, and stuffy. Brent puts an exclamation mark on that sentence.
The daughter of immigrant parents, Yulisa is fluent in English, Spanish, and happiness, which she distributes (freely) in the office. She's eternally cheerful and always one step ahead, acting faster than we can think.
Caring for clients with extreme efficiency and a smile, Yulisa is smart, fast, and sincere. Extremely complex cases hold no fears for her, she can organize your socks off and you'll just want to say "thank you." Her drive, determination, and immense dedication to hard work continue to impress us.
Legal Assistant and Accountant
We're so glad to have Brent's mom in the office. Deeply knowledgeable about client management and money, she is the queen of the office.
But that's just half the story. In her life outside of work, Marlena is a wife of 40 years, mother to three, and grandmother to 11 awesome grandchildren. Her abilities, interests, and easy charm make her the perfect example of balance.
AREAS OF FOCUS
We bring a lot of smiles and smarts to the table.
Probate, Estate Planning, and Elder Law
From traffic tickets to misdemeanors to felonies and from municipal to state to federal court, we protect your constitutional rights.
From family-based to corporate-based immigration law, we do it all--and honestly. The result of working with us is money not just saved, but more wisely spent.
General Business, Consumer, and Property Law
We start by focusing first on resolution and then on going to court. It's a client-centered rather than invoice-centered approach.
We're not naive. We understand that not every family law case will result in a beneficial agreement between the parties. So, as soon as we smell trouble, we have the firepower to unload on the other side and we're not afraid to do so.
OUR CLIENT-CENTERED PRICING MODELS
All of our pricing models are designed and calculated to equal the value we provide to you.
ONE-HOUR CONSULTATION FEE
We charge $100 for a one-hour consultation.
This type of pricing model offers a fixed fee for one-time or transactional work. We always stick to the fixed fee we quote.
FIXED SPECIFIC (OR LIMITED SCOPE) FEE
This type of pricing model offers a fixed fee for each specific task you wish for us to complete.
This type of pricing model is offered to those clients who do not want to pay a fixed fee, or whose cases are so complex (or different) that we cannot determine an equitable retainer or flat fee. Our normal hourly rate is $200.
We sometimes quote a capped fee, which we agree not to exceed. For example, if we handle a case on an hourly basis, we may cap the total amount you'll pay. This prevents the other side from "bleeding you dry" and winning the case because you don't have enough money to pay your attorney.
Props from clients and fellow attorneys
We aim to please.
HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE ACCOUNTANT?
"If more individuals of [Brent's] caliber, character, and moral fortitude were admitted to the legal profession, perhaps we would begin to hear more jokes about accountants."
EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, AND THOROUGH
"Brent Helms did excellent legal work for my family. He was extremely professional, courteous, and thorough and we could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend him."
KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE LAW AND VERY APPROACHABLE
"I dealt with Brent Helms when he was the Special Probate Judge in Elmore County, Alabama. He was very knowledgeable in the law and very approachable. With his experience as a judge, he is uniquely situated to provide exceptional legal representation as an attorney. I highly recommend him!"
ADMIRED AND RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNOW AND WORK WITH HIM
"[Brent] has mastered earning the trust and respect of those he engages by virtue of his own exceedingly high character. Having developed himself into the kind of individual that commands instant respect, he is admired and respected by all of us who know and work with him."
F.A.F. Management & Consulting, Inc.