ATTORNEY'S FEES OPTIONS: The one benefit of owning my own firm is that I can offer very flexible payment plans, flat fee quotes, and other payment options to you. I know first hand that coming up with a retainer deposit can be very difficult in these trying economic times. So, let's talk about it openly and find a way to work together on getting your case retained with me and for me to represent you in your case.
Billable Hourly Rate:
My billable hourly rate is $300 an hour. This means that for every increment of time that I spend working for you on your case, I will bill you for that amount of time against the $300 amount. For example, if I write a letter and/or talk on the phone with you or opposing counsel, and this time amounts to .25 or a quarter hour, then I would note this time charge as .25 x $300 = $75.00 for the 15 minute amount of work. This naturally carries over to a .5 hour charge would amount to $150.00 and a 2.0 hours charge would equate to $600.00. If you have any questions about how the billable hourly charge works, please feel free to ask me about this calculation procedure and process. For most, if not all civil type cases, i.e. Family Law, Divorces, Civil Trials, Contract Negotiations, etc, these types of cases are typically charged as billable hourly rate cases. Flat Fee Criminal Defense Rate: As for most criminal defense cases, I can quote and charge a flat fee amount to represent you from start to finish. There might be a need to reserve additional charges if a trial will be required or necessary or elected by the client, but generally, criminal defense cases resolve by way of a final disposition without the need for a trial. It should be known that the amount of the Flat Fee can start anywhere between $1,500 and $5,000 plus depending on the type of criminal charge, (i.e. a simple misdemeanor to a felony) and on the number of charges alleged against you. Therefore, I am comfortable in quoting a flat fee to give the client certainty of the amount involved for my representation. Contingency Fee: For Personal Injury cases/claims, I charge a contingency fee of 33% of the gross settlement amount realized or recovered on behalf of the client from the insurance company. I do not negotiate this percentage at the front end of the case, but I have traditionally and historically adjusted my fees to make sure that the Client always recovers more than me in the end. Again, every case is different, but I try very hard to make sure that every personal injury client walks away from my representation with the best and fairest settlement for their case and claim.
I also offer a one-time flat fee consultation charge of $200 for a face to face sit down meeting to discuss with you your civil case and situation for about one hour or longer depending on the case and situation. Also know that I will talk with you initially over the phone for "FREE" to listen and gauge whether I can help you with your particular case and situation. So, give me a call and let's talk.
(All criminal defense and personal injury consultations are "FREE.")