CONSULTATION AND FEES
Experience. Respect. Results.
We recognize that every legal matter is unique in that every case involves different types of people, emotions, circumstances and economic concerns. As such, the initial consultation is one of the most valuable services that we offer. There is a flat charge for an initial 20-minute consultation. During the consultation, we attempt to not only answer the questions you may have, but also to give you the answers to questions which will arise for you in the future. Call us at (443) 914-2278 to inquire about scheduling a consultation.
Before we can begin representation, we require an initial retainer and a signed retainer agreement--a fee contract between the Firm and the Client. The initial retainer depends on the case, but usually ranges from $2,500 to $5,000. We subsequently bill our time against that retainer. If and when the retainer is close to being depleted, we may require an additional retainer if it appears the case has become more time consuming than initially anticipated.
No two cases are alike and thus, no two fees will be the same. The amount of time required for a case can never be predicted with scientific precision. We do our best, after an initial consultation, to approximate the length of the case and how much it might ultimately cost. Sometimes, there may be variables which cannot be anticipated. But, you can trust us to give an honest effort to try to help you determine and anticipate the costs well in advance.