Most lawyers don’t publish information about their fees. But we believe you deserve to know our prices before you spend your time and money coming to see us. I offer different pricing options depending on the type of case you’re involved in. If you don’t think you’ll be able to afford the prices listed below, we sometimes offer flexible payment plans. If we can’t reach an agreement, I’m always happy to refer you to another firm or legal aid service that might be able to help.
When you’re looking at the information below, please be aware that every case is different and there are many factors to consider in deciding what fee options will be possible in your case. I cannot guarantee that any particular option listed below will be available.
We can handle some cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you don’t pay us a fee unless you recover something. The decision to represent someone on a contingent basis is very complicated, so we can’t offer this service on every case. If we can, I charge a percentage of whatever you recover through a verdict or settlement. The percentage varies, but it is usually between 1/3 and 40% of the gross amount collected. Even if we represent you on a contingent-fee basis, you may still have to pay the cost of litigating the case. The details of contingent fees vary by the case, so contactus if you want to know if this is a possibility for your case.
The amount of time it takes to solve a legal issue can vary a lot, so we charge $275 per hour depending on the type of case. If we take your case on an hourly basis, you will need to pay an up front retainer, which you’ll have to top up each month. The amount of the retainer depends on the case. Retainers can be paid by check or credit card. Even if we end up billing you hourly, we will not charge for an initial meeting about your situation.