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Who We Are

Access Legal Care is an award-winning* full-service law firm serving multiple US States with a network of licensed & experienced local attorneys and team members who are dedicated to providing individuals, small businesses, and non-profits with free legal consultations and affordable legal help for their most common legal needs, at savings often as much as 40-60% savings compared to typical higher-priced attorneys. 

*The American Bar Associated has selected Access Legal Care for the prestigious Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access, recognizing our firm’s innovative and effective approach for providing affordable legal help to those who do not qualify for legal aid (or are turned away) and yet who cannot afford typical high-priced lawyers.

Licensed Attorneys in Your State

Our Primary Care Attorneys are always high-quality, licensed attorneys in the states in which serve clients. We have many attorneys who are of-counsel attorneys with Access Legal Care, committed to providing free legal advice and affordable legal services at the affordable rates we set nationwide. If necessary and possible, we also attempt to find and work with other qualified, affordable, independent attorneys in your county to provide local support and representation at hearings for your matter, even when we don't have an ongoing relationship with an attorney who serves your area.

Our system of qualified legal counselors, streamlined processes, and extensive use of technology allows us to maximize client satisfaction, provide excellent representation, and minimize costs.

Note: If at any time we do not have an attorney available for your case, licensed in your jurisdiction, and available to assist you locally, we will refer you to other attorney networks who are committed to providing affordable legal help. We do NOT receive any kind of referral fee or kickback from those referral relationships. 

Founded by an Attorney who is committed to high-quality, effective, and affordable legal services for every-day Americans.

Access Legal Care was founded by Bert Tiger Whitehead IV, an Attorney licensed in Illinois, Michigan, and provisionally in Arizona (under supervision).

Access Legal Care was born of necessity – the legal industry hasn’t evolved to meet the needs of modern legal consumers. Recognizing this, Attorney Bert Whitehead IV, JD, MBA, started Access Legal Care in Michigan, and then expanded to other states.

Mr. Whitehead is a highly rated attorney who has built his successful law practice into a nationwide firm that serves the same people that Mr. Whitehead has always served: lower- and moderate-income people with their most common legal services, at affordable rates.

Bert Tiger Whitehead

Bert Tiger Whitehead

Bert Whitehead IV - Super Lawyer
Avvo 9.8 rating

His goal? Provide free legal advice and top-tier legal services, with improved customer service, for 40-60% less costs than the average law firm. We focus on areas of law that the average individual may need over his or her lifetime – family law, bankruptcy, estate and probate, landlord tenant issues, criminal law, civil litigation, and assisting pro per litigants, among others.

The firm now partners with many other socially-conscious, licensed attorneys, to provide many or all of our services in all states throughout the United States.

The Access Legal Care difference.

Since our founding in 2011, Access Legal Care has helped thousands of individuals with free phone consultations and affordable legal services that are carefully tailored to individual needs.

Here are just a few examples of how we promote efficiency, improve the delivery of legal services, strive for client satisfaction, provide excellent representation, and ensure affordability:

TRADITIONAL MODEL

ACCESS LEGAL CARE MODEL

  • Retainers of $3500-$10,000
  • Up-Front Fees at 40-60% less cost, sometimes payable in two or three payments. 
  • Generally no payment plans
  • Payment plan for both Up-front fee and remainder of case. 
  • Majority of billing based on “billable hours model”
  • Flat fees whenever possible
  • Clients often complain of little communication – and the high costs of letters and telephone calls
  • Unlimited legal advice and admin support in all plans at no extra cost, no hourly billing.
  • We provide constant access to documents, case calendars, and status updates using our client portal, online phone scheduling, and more.
  • Bill hourly to attend hearings, including driving time
  • Hearings are usually charged on an affordable, flat-rate basis, regardless of location.
  • Bill on minimum 6 minute increments
  • When billing hourly at all (rarely), we bill on minimum 3- minute increments.
  • “One size fits all” approach to similar matters, providing only full-representation on most cases.
  • We provide limited-scope, unbundled, and full-representation services to fit the unique needs and budget of each client. 
  • No fee caps mean billing surprises
  • Fee caps on many services encourage efficiency and allow clients to budget properly from the time a case is opened.
  • Pass high administrative costs onto clients at hourly rates.
  • Minimize administrative cost through the use of processes whenever possible; include unlimited admin support in every case, with no hourly billing.

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