Flexible Fee Options for Our Clients

November 30 2009

In an effort to meet the community's needs, CPLS, P.A. has developed several billing and payment options for its clients.  The following are examples of the options:

Regular Retainer - Client pays a traditional retainer based on the case.  These funds are placed in a trust account and billed against on a bi-monthly basis.  Each case may require a new fee agreement. Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.  Any fees charged above the retainer paid are due within 15 days of invoice.

Minimum Nonrefundable Fees  - Client pays an initial nonrefundable fee based on the case.  These funds are deemed earened when paid.  Each case may require a new fee agreement. Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.  Any fees charged and costs incurred above the initial Minimum Nonrefundable Fee paid are billed and due within 15 days of invoice.

Flat Monthly Fees - These fees are paid monthly until the case is resolved, regardless of the amount of time our Attorneys and Staff work on the case.  The client pays only the monthly fee.  Each case will require a separate fee agreement. Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.

Preferred Client Program Fees - These fees are paid monthly or up front.  The Client is committed to an annual agreement and can use the time allotted per the PCP agreement on multiple matters. Any time above the allotted time will be charged at the Firm's normal hourly rate. Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.

Flat Fees - A flat fee is charged for a particular case.  Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.

Contingency Fees - On particular cases (including personal injury, commercial litigation, consumer protection, etc...) we may offer our clients a contingency fee arrangement.  In this case, we will not charge for our fees unless there is a recovery in the case.  Client may be required to pay for the costs associated with the case separately.

Hourly Rates - Our Attorneys and staff charge in increments of .1 hours (or 6 minutes).  Hourly rates range from $150.00 per hour to $500.00 per hour, depending on the level of education, training,  experinece, and special skills of the attorneys.  Non attorneys are billed at rates of $30.00 or more per hour, depending on education, training, experinece and special skills.  This rate is subject to change by CPLS, P.A. per its agreement with its clients.  For a detail description of our timekeepers and their hourly rates, please click the link below.


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