Rates and Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an attorney cost?
One of the most asked questions I get is, "how much will it cost?" As a small business owner, myself, I understand that an attorney's services are often not
normally bugeted for, and these costs can be expensive. Unfortunately, the answer to how much a certain service will cost is that 'it depends.'
An initial consultation is an opportunity for me to learn the facts of your issue.
Full disclosure of the facts during this initial meeting is of paramount importance, as this forms the basis of an attorney's opinion of
the matter. To make the most of this meeting a client should prepare, organize, and bring all documentation that is related to the issue. After scheudling a meeting for
the initial consultation, it is helpful if you can email any related documents so they can be reviewed in advance.
It is important to understand that drafting, reviewing, and assistance with agreements and documents is time well spent, and much less expensive than litigating
an agreement after it is breached by one party or the other.
This is the best opportunity that you have to understand the agreement to which you will be bound, and to understand what issues may arise in
the future. On the other hand, litigation of bad agreements, poorly drafted documents, or other problems is, in all cases, very
What are your rates
For document review, I charge a flat fee starting at $75. For complex and multi-part documents, I will be glad to give you a quote once I see the scope of the documents.
I also quote flat fee rates for document drafting, and for entity and licensing paperwork drafting and preparation.
My current hourly rate for non-litigation work is $225/hr.
My current hourly rate for litigation work is $350/hr.
If you have any questions regarding billing, please download a copy of my Billing Policy
What forms of payment are accepted?
I accept cash, check, major credit cards, and paypal.
Can you arrange payment plans?
Litigation is expensive for a client, and time consuming and expensive for an attorney as well. I am open to working out payment plans with litigation clients on a case by case basis. Certain expenses like filing fees, service fees, experts, and the like must be paid up front.
Is my personal information protected in this initial consultation?
Everything said between you and I during this initial conversation is protected by attorney-client privilege.
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J. Pierce Law Office
505 W. Riverside Ave., Ste 518
Spokane, WA 99201