How does the firm bill me?
The answer to this question depends on whether the matter is taken on a contingency or hourly basis. Under a contingency fee agreement, we do not provide the client invoices unless they request a copy. When a case settles or the judgment is paid, we provide the client with a complete accounting of the money payout, including the costs advanced on behalf of the client. As the client, you are always welcome to request a copy of your invoice at any time.
When we accept a matter on an hourly basis, we invoice the client every 30 days and payment is due within 15 days from the date appearing on the invoice. The invoice contains detailed information such as the particular tasks performed on the matter, the time spent performing those tasks, the attorney who performed the particular task and their hourly rate, the costs incurred on the matter, and the total amount due. At our discretion, we can require that the client provide a deposit that must be refreshed when the dollar amount drops below a certain benchmark.