Fees

We recognize the increasing costs of litigation, and we are committed to offering fee structures that are reasonable for each client and case.  Our standard hourly rates are significantly less than those charged by large national firms.  We are also committed to structuring competitive fee arrangements that encourage creative collaboration--not discourage it.  Our rates, our size, and our level of communication with one another about our clients' interests make this possible. 

The agreed upon fee arrangement will be set forth in writing, outlining the fees, expense responsibility and payment terms.

How we structure our fees:

Fee agreements are tailored to each client and case. Below are some of the fee arrangements we work with.

Standard Hourly Agreements. Under a written fee agreement, the attorney is compensated on an hourly fee basis. The attorney will charge in increments of an hour for work performed and will bill on a periodic basis.

Contingency Fee Agreements. In this performance-based agreement, the client pays the attorney a percentage of the recovery. If there is no recovery, the client doesn't pay the attorney a fee.  The responsibility for costs incurred during the course of the matter will be specified by the agreement.

Reverse Contingency Agreements. In this performance-based agreement, the attorney is paid a percentage of savings from a designated amount. If there are no savings to the client, the client doesn't pay the attorney a fee.  The responsibility for costs incurred during the course of the matter will be specified by the agreement.

Hybrid Fee Agreements. The hybrid fee agreement is one whereby the attorney is paid on a reduced hourly rate and receives a smaller percentage of the recovery or savings received by the client.

Flat Fee Agreements. The flat fee is when the attorney and the client agree on the fee for the case in advance of the work.