Fees and Costs

As a general practice law firm, Beckett Law Office, P.C., provides services to clients addressing both criminal and civil issues. The first question most clients have for us is, "how much is this going to cost me?" The answer -- one you will often hear from a lawyer -- is, "it depends." In most circumstances, most of our criminal and civil litigation services are charged on a per-hour basis, with the hourly rate dependent on the experience and skill of the professional involved. Other services, such as when our attorneys represent personal injury, wrongful death claimants or workers compensation claimants, are subject to a "contingency fee" agreement, in which our firm defers receiving compensation until your case is settled or won (i.e., we are paid only if you receive a settlement or judgment at trial). Finally, services involving real estate transactions or estate planning are often charged as a "flat fee." Download our example fee statement, for more information. Please note that this document is an example fee statement only; the actual fee agreement is subject to specific discussion between the attorney and the client.