At Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C., each lawyer will thoroughly discuss the fee arrangement and the financial expectations during the initial consultation. Each client will be required to post an initial retainer that the particular lawyer will then use to bill against, applying their stated hourly rate against the balance of the retainer on a monthly basis. The client will receive a monthly invoice that details and itemizes the work expended on the case and the application of the hourly rate to the time expended in that month. Either before or at the time the initial retainer amount is expended, the client may be required to post an additional retainer amount that the lawyer will then continue to use for the payment of services rendered. The retainer will be used only to compensate for the lawyer’s time expended on the client matter, and the client will be expected to pay for any costs incurred during the representation. No costs shall be incurred without first obtaining the client’s consent.
If the facts and circumstances of the client action warrants, a request may be made for the other party to the action to be required to reimburse- or contribute to- what the client has paid. For each client that is retained, the lawyer will reduce in writing the fee arrangement that was discussed in the initial consultation, and the client will be expected to sign a contract acknowledging their understanding of the financial expectations of the lawyer-client relationship.
While the lawyer should be able to provide an estimate as to what fees may likely be incurred in the representation of the client, the exact amount of the actual fees generated will be determined at the conclusion of the client case, and the client will be responsible to ensure that those fees are paid. It is the policy of our firm not to finance a client’s case, so the client will be expected to make suitable and appropriate financial arrangements to pay for the time and services expended by the lawyer.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with any of our lawyers, please contact the particular lawyer’s assistant with whom you would like to schedule an appointment by obtaining their email address here, or by locating this information under the particular lawyer’s attorney profile.