We are dedicated to rendering high-quality legal services at reasonable costs. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our efficiency. Nevertheless, the cost of legal fees can be substantial. You can frequently reduce those costs by gathering facts and documents for us and, when possible, doing other work at our request.
Handling Work Flow
Estimating Legal Costs
Monthly Statements And Client Disbursements
We bill on a monthly basis regardless of whether or not your matter has been resolved. This enables you to monitor the progress of your case and alert us to any budget issues. Each monthly statement is due in full upon receipt unless other arrangements are made. After 60 days, interest accrues on the outstanding balance at 12% per annum. At 90 days, we will no longer perform new work on your matter until your account is brought current.
In addition to attorney time, your statement will reflect cost disbursements made in your behalf. These out-of-pocket disbursements vary according to the nature of the work performed, but may include a monthly fee for access to computerized legal research, extraordinary postage, travel costs, pre-paid court fees, fees paid to appraisers, title companies, actuaries, etc. Cost disbursements more than $250 will not be paid by the firm. These will be forwarded onto you for payment.
If you have any questions about billing procedures, costs of anticipated work, or the amount of any statement you have received, please discuss it with us. Good communication in this area is just as important as good communication concerning the legal work.