As you’ve probably noticed, attorneys don’t usually post their rates. Every case is different, and every attorney is different, so it’s very hard to make generalizations and “standard rates.” Rates depend on the complexity of the case, the number of lesser charges, the court where the charges were filed, and whether or not trial fees are included up-front.
I work on either an hourly rate (typically $275/hour for me, $100/hour for my Law Clerk, and $75/hour for my paralegal) and a flat-fee rate. Hourly charges often end up being cheaper because many cases resolve early in the process, meaning only a few hours of attorney-time may be necessary. On the other hand, flat-fees can be nice because that way you know ahead of time exactly what your attorney will cost. My FAQ page has some more information on the differences and tradeoffs involved in different rate arrangements.
I know cost is probably very important to most everyone who hires a defense attorney, and I’d be happy to talk about my rates with you individually, with no pressure or obligation. Contact me to set up a time for a free consultation, or just send me the details of your case and I’ll give you a quote.
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