Because our experienced attorneys provide a wealth of information and advice at the initial consultation (which generally lasts an hour), we do charge our normal hourly rate for that meeting. We gather important information from you that we need in order to provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your legal rights and responsibilities, and to advise and explain what legal procedures and actions should be taken in order to protect you. Ms. Laffey’s hourly rate is $450, and Ms. Pearson’s hourly rate is $300. Based on the type of legal action which will be taken, we will tell you what amount of retainer we will need after the consultation if you choose to retain us to represent you.
There is no commitment to retain or hire the firm or our attorneys by having the initial consultation. If you choose to retain us, any retainer paid will be refundable if not earned/used.