Q: How do you charge for your services?
A: When it comes to paying for a lawyer, we understand that there is no “one size fits all” arrangement. As a result, we work with each client to arrive at an agreement that works best for us and the client. Some examples include:
Hourly rate: In this type of arrangement, we charge an agreed-upon hourly rate for our work. The client is also responsible for paying our out-of-pocket expenses that we paid on the client’s behalf. We send out monthly bills.
Contingency fee: Under a contingency fee arrangement, we agree to accept a certain percentage (usually 40%) of any amount we recover from the other side. So, we get paid when we help the client recover money. The client remains responsible for paying out-of-pockets expenses, and we bill for those monthly.
Blended fee: Here, we combine an hourly rate and contingency fee to strike the right balance. For example, we might charge 1/2 of our usual hourly rate and 1/2 of our usual contingency fee. The client remains responsible for our out-of-pocket expenses, and these are billed monthly.
Flat fee: A flat fee arrangement is just that – – we agree upon a specific amount, and that is what the client pays. This arrangement is not suitable for lawsuits.
Please note: These are examples only. If we enter into an attorney-client relationship with you, we will present you with a written retainer agreement that will define our rates and other terms of our representation.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Yes. Please call us at 601-607-3156 and describe your problem. That will allow us to determine if our firm is right for you and, if so, to set up the initial consultation.