What are the Different Types of Fees and Payment Methods?

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In this video, Dave will explain how Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC charges clients based on the type of matter they have.

Civil Litigation– Clients will be charged on a hourly rate basis and a retainer deposit will be expected up front. Once the firm collects the retainer fee it will be deposited into an escrow account where it will stay until the matter is complete. The amount in escrow will go towards the remainder of the balance. While the matter is open the client will receive monthly invoices from the firm setting forth the work that was done, the attorney who completed that work and the amount of time that was spent.

Personal Injury- This type of matter will run on a contingency fee basis. The Davis, Upton & Palumbo fee is a percentage of the recovery in which we achieve for the client. If the matter settles prior to the commencement of litigation the flat fee will be 1% and if litigation is commenced it may be a higher percentage. In all cases the percentage fee will be agreed upon at the time the representation commences.

Criminal – If you have a criminal matter you will be billed on a flat fee. The fee for the full representation will be a set amount and agreed to in the beginning of representation.

At Davis, Upton & Palumbo LLC, we are a general practice law firm that has the resources and capabilities to handle a wide variety of legal matters. From criminal, traffic or DWI charges to complex commercial transactions, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to serve you. To learn more about our practice areas click here or contact us today.


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