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Michigan Law Firm Among First in Nation to Accept Apple Pay

Exclusively handling Michigan DUI defense cases, the Barone Defense Firm announced recently that it will begin accepting credit card payments via the iPhone’s Apple Pay system.  “It’s an easy way to make credit payments with the added advantage that it’s highly secure,” said Patrick Barone, the Firm’s founding and principal attorney.

Apple Pay rolled out Monday, and according to Forbes, so far it’s has been a great success.  Their article indicates: “so in two days, Apple Pay worked nearly everywhere it was supposed to and mostly worked well.”

The best thing about Apple Pay in its current incarnation is that it’s easy to use.  Simply touch the iPhone’s finger print reader and point your phone at the reader.  The sync up is pretty much immediate.  After that, you just need to enter the amount and you’re done.

The Barone Defense Firm wanted to make payment as easy as possible for its clients.  “Our clients have enough on their minds.   Credit card security is the last thing they want to think about” said Barone.  The only downside at this point is that Apple Pay does not accept all credit cards.  Although the three major credit card companies are participating, including Visa, Master Card and American Express, this does not mean every card can be used.  Some banks don’t participate, and even those that do, like Chase, exclude certain cards.  In Chase’s case, their corporate cards cannot currently be used with Apple Pay.  “If our client’s credit card is not in Apple Pay, then they can always pay using the traditional method” said Barone.

The Barone Defense Firm is in good company.  Most of the Nation’s top retailers are already accepting Apple Pay, or plan to soon.  McDonalds, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Whole Foods are examples of places where Apple Pay can be already be used.

“Our goal is to make the client experience the best it can be,” said Barone.  “That was our first thought when deciding to be an early adopter of this exciting new technology.”  Look for Apple Pay anywhere NFC registers are used.

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Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is the Founding Partner and CEO of The Barone Defense Firm with offices throughout Michigan. Mr. Barone is the author of two books on DUI defense including Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen's Guide and the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing),a chapter in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 ed. (Aspatore Books), an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. Mr. Barone has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and since 2009 has been included in America’s Best Lawyers.

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