One of the most common questions before meeting a lawyer is “How much will this cost?”. The answer is that it ultimately depends on the specific circumstances of your case. For that reason, we do not charge a fee for our initial consultation.
Every case is different. Our legal fee structures reflect that reality. We can work with you to find a cost-effective fee structure. Below are some common arrangements we have with clients:
We bill based on the amount of time spent on your file, in 6 minute (.1 hour) increments. All work done is docketed (listed item for item), and provided to you in a “Statement of Account”. Only time spent on legal services for your case is counted – firm administrative work such as accounting and docketing will not be.
Depending on your case complexity, or the scope of services required, we may be able to provide services for a fixed fee.
Limited scope services, such as drafting a letter, or attending a hearing are examples where flat fees are more common.
In some cases, we are able to take your case on a contingency basis. This means that there will be no upfront retainer for legal fees. Instead, the legal fees will be deducted from the award or settlement arising from your case on a percentage basis. This is common for matters of personal injury and long term disability.