We’re not in the business of sales; we’re in the business of providing clarity, confidence and ultimately positive resolutions for our clients. To that end, we publish our fees up front and are completely transparent about the costs associated with representation. We want you to understand and be fully comfortable with the financial implications before we move forward with representation.

Contingency Fees

After evaluating your case, we may decide to represent you on a contingency basis. If this is an arrangement that applies to you, then we may ask you to pay a retainer, which we would credit against any recovery or award that we negotiate or win for you from your employer. Our contingency percentage is usually 33%. If we don’t recover anything for you, then you owe us nothing more.

Note that the contingency fee arrangement only includes fees charged by the attorney, not expenses charged by third parties in the process of pursuing your case. You may still be responsible for expenses such as filing fees, stenographer’s fees, and subpoena service costs.

Consultation Fees

A consultation fee is a one-time cost for an attorney’s time and legal advice. We have two types of flat rate, consultation fees:

  • $300 for a case consultation. If you’re looking for advice on a matter such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment or other potentially unlawful conduct, this is the type of consultation you need. Attorney Irene Bassock will review the facts of your situation, explain the applicable law and answer the question: “Do I have a case?”
  • $300-500 for a consultation on employment contracts such as non-compete, non-disclosure or severance agreements. We’ll help you interpret your contract, point to any potential red flags, and give you tips on negotiation and best practices to move forward.

Hourly Fees

For non-routine matters, depending on the complexity and time commitment, we charge $300-500 per hour. Charging an hourly fee ensures that we can put in the time needed to handle your matter to the best of our ability and work towards the best possible resolution for you. Our hourly fee agreement sets clear pricing and expectations up front; again, transparency is our priority.