They will tell you that they do not charge for the introductory meeting...WRONG. They spend the time giving you a sales pitch on how connected they are to judges and the like and then if you decide to engage them, they bill you for that sales pitch.
Had a juvenile case. They claimed that the optic of using the inferior public defender at the juvenile court (for 10% of the cost of these sharks) would be bad. BS, we checked that at the juvenile court and (a) the optics are meaningless, (b) the defenders at the juvenile court actually know the people and processes there since they deal with it day in and day out, unlike the Nolan Armstrong & Barton (NAB) people; (c) you'll get better legal help for 10% of the cost, run away from NAB.
Stacking: That is when the Partner, Jr. Partner and Paralegal discuss your case internally, billing you for the time for all three at once. Not familiar with this procedure...hire this firm and you'll get familiar with it.
If you enjoy paying too much, getting inferior representation and being nothing but a cow to be milked financially, then NAB is the firm for you.