There is no fee for an initial 30 minute consultation.

Depending on the nature and circumstances of your case, legal services may be billed in a variety of ways.
Cases may be accepted by our office on a Flat Fee Basis, an Hourly Basis or on a Contingency Fee Basis.

Flat Fees


Some cases are accepted by us on a Flat Fee Basis. In such cases, you are informed, in advance, of the total legal fees, costs and expenses for all services to be rendered in a particular matter.

Frequently, a Flat Fee is charged for the drafting and final preparation of documents, such as Deeds, a Last Will and Testament or Purchase and Sale Agreements in real estate transactions.

Hourly Billing, plus Costs


Some cases are accepted on a straight hourly basis, plus costs. In these cases there is a normal hourly billing rate .

In additional, you may be responsible for the payment of out-of-pocket expenses and costs incurred in representing your interests. Examples of such costs are filing fees, constable/sheriff fees, deposition transcripts, certified mailings, etc. In such cases, itemized monthly billing statements are sent to the client.

A Retainer, or advance amount is often required to be paid prior to undertaking representation in such a case. Billings would initially be made against that Retainer amount.

You will always be provided with a written legal services fee agreement with you in Hourly Billing Cases so that there is no misunderstanding in regard to what legal services are to be performed and how legal services, fees, costs and expenses are to be paid.

Contingent Fee Cases


Personal injury, accident and malpractice cases are usually taken on a Contingency (percentage) Fee Basis . In such matters, regardless of the amount of time and effort in legal services provided, there is no legal fee to you unless we are successful in winning your case. Normally, the fee in such matters is one-third of all amounts recovered on your behalf.

You are always provided you with a written legal services fee agreement with you in Contingency Fee Cases so that there is no misunderstanding in regard to what legal services are to be performed and how legal services, fees, costs and expenses are to be paid.