Hourly rates for lawyers have gotten out of hand. At some firms, lawyers are charging over $1,000 per hour. At a rate of $1,000 per hour, a lawyer should be able to tell you the secret of eternal youth. But fee structures are not the only problems at law firms. At many firms, especially large firms, there are too many people working on a case. As a result, there is inevitable redundancy with several attorneys billing for the exact same work. Often, inadequately supervised associates run amok billing many hours for which the client receives little value. Klein & Wilson's small firm structure gives clients more value for their litigation dollar. Only experienced attorneys with 25 years of practice or highly trained paralegals work on a case. As a result, there is very little redundancy. Moreover, Klein & Wilson's billing rates are at a fraction of the firm's competitors. Klein & Wilson is able to do this through internal cost efficiencies to keep costs down.
Klein & Wilson welcomes alternative billing methods such as flat fees. Flat fee arrangements are ideal for clients who have a limited budget they cannot possibly exceed because of their own financial issues. Under a flat fee billing arrangement, Klein & Wilson will quote a flat cost for legal fees paid over a period of time, although the client must pay for out of pocket expenses such as court filing fees, witness fees, and transcript costs.
In appropriate cases, Klein & Wilson will accept a case on a contingency fee basis or a modified contingency fee basis where Klein & Wilson's fees (or a portion of them) are based entirely upon money collected at trial or in a settlement.
Feel free to discuss with Klein & Wilson what fee structure works best for you.