In accordance with attorney Rules of Professional Conduct, and to minimize risk of misunderstanding at any time throughout the engagement, we enter into written “engagement and legal representation agreements” with all of our clients. These agreements define both the scope of the specific engagement as well as the methods by which legal fees will be determined and become due. Note that, with regards to fees:
- Most clients are billed at an hourly rate.
- Contingency fee arrangements (subject to restrictions and limitations imposed by attorney ethical rules) may be made in certain, warranted situations.
- Retainer fees (placed in the client’s trust fund account) are generally required for matters that will require substantial time or expense.
- Clients receive detailed, monthly statements for all health care legal services performed, regardless if the engagement is of short or long duration.