From the desk of Tim O’Hara:
Once you have reviewed the experience and background of the individual lawyers and have decided on the most suitable lawyer, we have to know there is no conflict with us representing you. Contact the assistant of the lawyer who will arrange an appointment and assure before the appointment that no one in the firm has ever represented the opposing side. If no assistant is listed, email one of the other assistants but make it clear which lawyer you want to contact.
But always bear in mind that the lawyer will not act for you and does not act for you until you have discussed and approved a signed retainer agreement with that lawyer.