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FAQ: What are your Fees?

“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN – Lawyer and U.S. President

In other words, we sell our time and knowledge.  It is the policy and practice of Davis & Associates to provide each client with a written agreementregarding the conditions of employment in each case.  Our clients know in writing what services they can expect from us, and how much money those services are expected to cost.  Our clients also know in writing what we expect from them.  In this way, we can address the questions that the client may have about attorney fees and services at the beginning of the professional relationship, then concentrate our efforts on a timely resolution of the matter.

A lawyer’s professional services differ from those of a doctor or dentist in one important way – much of the work  of a lawyer is performed when the client is not present.  A client should know that a document prepared for him, or advice given to him, is the product of the lawyer’s education, experience, time and effort.  Representing a client may also involve the education, experience, time and effort of other persons in the lawyer’s office, such as an affiliate attorney, a paralegal, or a legal secretary.  Remember, when you engage the services of Davis & Associates, you are hiring our entire law office to work for you.

“If you do things by the job, you are perpetually driven: the hours are scourges.  If you work by the hour, you gently sail on the stream of Time, which is always bearing you on to the haven of Pay, whether you make any effort or not.” – Charles Dudley Warner, American essayist and novelist.  We represent most of our clients for an hourly fee.  We do, however, discuss flat fee and other hybrid fee options in certain matters.

Davis & Associates accepts charge cards, credit cards and debit cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.  Fees may also be paid by cash or check.