A sizable portion of Doug’s practice includes the representation of individuals suffering from an acute mental health crisis. Usually, our clients come to us through the court appointment process after they are already detained at a mental health facility for evaluation and treatment.
While the mental health system is designed to be collaborative and work in the patient’s best interest, sometimes there is good cause to challenge the proceedings. The patient may be appointed an attorney, but a patient always has the right to hire their own attorney. If you or one of your family members have been detained at a mental health facility and wish to hire private legal counsel, then please contact us.