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Access to an Attorney

Talk with our team of professionals

You get access to an attorney without the requirement of a retainer fee or billable hours.

Personalized Legal Advice

Legal advice tailored to your needs

You get personalized and detailed legal advice for your specific situation.

Experienced Attorney

Let our experience help guide you

You get access to attorneys with over 5 years of experience with handling legal matters.


At J. Paye & Associates, we understand that not all artists, business owners, creatives, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors are at a stage where they can hire an attorney on retainer. Legal chats with J. Paye is a legal service that enables you to work with an attorney for a reasonable price.



Johnetta G. Paye, Esq., the lead attorney at J. Paye & Associates has been practicing law for more than 9 years. She is the outside general counsel for nationally recognized influencer and real estate investor, Jay Morrison. Paye has counseled start ups "Chat Desk" and "Oja Express".

She served as legal counsel on the film project "A Sunshine Day" , wich was nominated at the 2016 Black Harvest Film Festival. She's worked with musicians (Hypnotic Brass, Belo from Do or Die, Tressa Thomas from "The Five Heartbeats" and "Star Search", to name a few. "

The typical retainer to work with an experienced attorney is  $3,500. Legal chats with J. Paye allows you to work with one of our attorneys for a reasonable investment of $150 - $275


We love to get feedback from you!

“Atty. Paye is a true professional in every sense of the word. She works to make sure her clients’ needs are met and questions are answered with expert precision. Atty. Paye is very knowledgeable of the law, especially in the area of entertainment, and her counsel has been of great value to my company.”

“Johnetta is a very professional, proficient, and talented lawyer who I have recommended to several people. She is well respected and knows how to handle herself in the courtroom with judges and other lawyers. I would like to thank Johnetta and her team for being my lifesaver. I don’t know what I would have done without them.”

“Johnetta Paye is an experienced and extremely helpful attorney who knows the in’s and out’s of the entertainment industry. She helped me launch and protect my business. It is a pleasure to work with her — I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to get started in the entertainment industry.”


Choose the chat that's right for you

*Does not create an Attorney Client relationship.


For a brief talk with new clients
For those with quick & simple questions related to business, entertainment or real estate
  • 15 Minute Chat
  • 1 - 2 Legal questions
  • Conducted by phone


Business strategy session
$ 150
Perfect for business owners and entrepenuers
  • 45 Minute Chat
  • Specific Legal Advice
  • By Phone or Google Hangout
  • ATL clients may chat in person


Creative strategy session
$ 150
For creatives of all kinds that need legal advice from experienced attorneys
  • 45 Minute Chat
  • Specific Legal Advice
  • By Phone or Google Hangout
  • ATL Clients may chat in person


In depth strategy session
$ 275
Ask us any legal questions you need to know and recieve a one page written action plan 
    Hour and a half chat
  • Specific Legal Advice
  • 1 Page written Action plan
  • By Phone or Google Hangout
  • ATL Clients may chat in person


What do you need to know?

Q: What is the difference between a free consultation and a legal chat?

A: General legal information provided on Google or free consultations do not adequately protect the investment that you have made into your business as an artist, creative, or entrepeneur. Legal chats with J. Paye are not consultations. Its a legal service that provides you with an in depth conversation with an attorney about your legal question. You recieve personalized legal advice that empowers you to make informed decisions.


Q: Are Legal chats right for me?

A: Legal chats are designed to obtain in-depth and personalized legal advice from an attorney without having to pay a large retainer fee.


Q: I’m just starting my business or entertainment career, should I book a Legal Chat?

A: This is the perfect time to book a Legal Chat.


Q: Is there a limit on the number of questions I can ask during a Legal Chat?

A: You can ask as many questions as you like during your 45 minute or 90 minute Legal Chat. Questions are answered from most complex to least complex to make sure you get the most out of the Legal Chat.


Q: Is the fee refundable?

A: The fee is non-refundable. A J. Paye & Associate attorney starts preparing for the legal chat in advance of the scheduled chat. The fee can be applied to a future appointment if you need to reschedule or if you have an emergency.