Do I Need To Hire An Attorney?
We understand that most of the time, no one wants to be in a situation requiring a lawyer. Whether you need a criminal defense attorney or a family law attorney, you need a strong advocate on your side. Whatever your situation, when “it” happens to you, call an attorney who will have an unparalleled commitment to your cause.
Some situations are so obvious that you know you need to hire an attorney. Other times it can be just plain hard to know if you really need a lawyer in the first place. If you’re reading this, you’re probably on the right track… but we don’t expect you to know for sure. That’s why we provide you with a free consultation. Whether you know you need an attorney or are unsure, take the opportunity to find out.
How Much Is This Going To Cost?
Generally, we offer three types of arrangements to our clients. Our law firm may charge an hourly rate, work on contingency, or charge a fixed fee. We will explain each one further below.
Like many other professionals ranging from auto mechanics to personal trainers, our firm often will charge an hourly rate for the work our attorneys perform. This hourly rate may change depending on the task; for example, our firm may charge less for conducting legal research but charge more for having our attorney’s interview witnesses. Additionally, if charging by the hour we may ask our clients for a retainer, where the client pays for a certain number of hours in advance.
Contingent fees are attorney fees based on results. Generally, our clients will not have to pay our firm unless the client “wins” the case. A typical contingency agreement will allow our firm to keep a percentage of the money damages a client receives upon “winning” the case. If the law firm loses the case, the client would not have to pay the law firm anything. Most states do not allow contingency fee agreements for certain cases, such as criminal cases or divorces.
Finally, our firm may offer the client a fixed fee for whatever legal work needs to be done. Under a fixed fee agreement, our clients pay a set amount regardless of how many hours our attorney works on the case and regardless of the outcome. This type of agreement is often the most affordable and usually used for standard, simple legal issues, such as expunging a criminal record or drafting a will.
Please do not let the unknown cost prevent you from contacting us. We can work with you in finding an arrangement that benefits you.