When you shop, one of the factors you consider is the price of the item. A lot of us would drive Rolls Royce™ cars and wear Rolex™ watches, if they were not so expensive. So it is natural for you to be worried about how much it will cost to consult with a lawyer. I understand your concerns. Things you need to know about my practice:
|Type of Case||Requested Retainer||Hourly Fee|
|Complex, Multi-Month (e.g., appeals and utility regulatory cases)||$5,000||$250|
|Medium, Multi-Week (e.g.,occupational license defense)||$500||$175|
|Other (e.g., simple incorporations, single contracts)||Market Price||Market Price|
On rare occasion, I will take a case on contingency. In such a case, I ask for a percentage of the amount the client ultimately collects. If there is no collection, I make no money. As you might imagine, I only take cases on contingency that I believe I have a high percentage of winning.
I have also been known to barter – exchange my legal services for something from my client. So far, this has been a very rare occurrence.
Finally – and most rare of all – I will take some cases on a pro bono basis. In those cases, I do not charge my client any fee. So far, I have only handled such cases for friends or family. I can envision doing such work for a cause in which I felt deeply.