Providing you the best legal representation
Depending on the nature of your case, fee structures may vary. However, your attorney will explain the fee options available at your first meeting.
Legal representation may be on an hourly basis for a specified amount per hour. The attorney bills his/her time for work performed for the client and the client receives a bill each month which includes an amount for the hourly work (and costs).
Some cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney receives a fee for work performed only if we are successful in obtaining money for you from the defendant. Money may be obtained by settling the case or by winning the trial and collecting on the judgment. Some cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis as well.
Some services are provided for a flat fee. Preparation of a Will, a Designation of Patient Advocate (sometimes called a "living will") or Durable Power of Attorney are billed for a flat fee. Routine new business startups are also billed for a flat fee.
Each client pays the costs associated with his or her case, no matter what the arrangement is for fees. Costs in court cases might include filing fees charged by the court, the cost of a court reporter to produce a deposition transcript, expert witness fees, travel expenses of the attorney for traveling to and from court, copying costs, postage, as well as any other costs attributed to the file. In most cases, you will receive a monthly bill for costs connected to your case.