How We Charge
Lawyers, being no different than anyone else, need to charge for the services they provide, to put bread on the table. As Abraham Lincoln said “a lawyer’s time and advice are his stock and trade.”
Generally, the members of this firm charge an hourly rate, both for the individual attorney and for time expended by support staff. The rates may vary based on the person providing the particular component of the services and the nature of the services.-We charge-at our current rates, which may change from time-to-time. We would be happy to provide you with our specific rates in force at any particular point in time.
If we advance costs or expenses on your behalf, we will ask you to reimburse us for those costs. We do not charge for ordinary long distance telephone time or occasional copies or faxes. Special charges, such as copying of large volumes of material, extensive mailings, certified and registered mailings, federal express transmissions and similar items are generally subject to reimbursement.
In some circumstances a lawyer may agree to a flat fee for a completed service, or a contingent fee. Generally, however, the nature of our practice is such that our standard fee arrangement is on an hourly basis. If you are interested in being represented on a fee arrangement other than an hourly rate, you should discuss that with the attorney involved and obtain written confirmation of the agreed fee arrangement.
At all times we endeavor to be honest, open and clear about our billing practices, and we urge you to bring to our attention any concern or question which you may have about your billing.