If you do not have a flat fee agreement with us, Steve Rice Law will charge you a fee for services based on our standard fee schedule below.

The schedule takes into account the rate per hour of the person providing the service and the minimum time increment used. Occasionally, there may be a minimum fee.

The numbers

Rate per hour

SRL charges the following rates per hour for time in uncontested cases, including time appearing for, consulting for, or preparing for court:

  • $400 per hour for Steve Rice, Attorney
  • $325 per hour for David Erhard, Attorney
  • $150 per hour for other attorneys
  • $125 per hour for law clerks and interns
  • $100 per hour for Whitney Sanders, Executive Assistant
  • $75 per hour for other legal assistants

SRL charges 1.5 times the rates above for time in contested cases, including time appearing for, consulting for, or preparing for trial/hearing. 

If more than one attorneys appears in a contested case, Client will be billed only for the attorney with the higher rate and not both attorneys unless Client consents.

Minimum time

SRL may use the following minimum time increments for uncontested cases:

  • 2.5 hours for appearances for court or other purposes
  • 0.75 hours for consultations
  • 0.5 hours for preparation 
  • 0.1 hours for other work

SRL may use the following minimum time increments for contested cases:

  • 4.0 hours for appearances for court or other purposes
  • 1.0 hours for consultations
  • 1.0 hours for preparation
  • 0.1 hours for other work

Minimum fee

SRL may or may not charge a minimum fee to resolve the case. But there will be no surprises. There will be no minimum fee unless the fee agreement says so in writing.

Refund

Unless you have a flat fee agreement with us, the fee will not be earned until the service is provided or work related to the service is done. Any unused portion of a prepaid fee will be refunded unless there is a payment due.

Tip

Don't let these rates scare you. 😧

We normally do flat fees. They are tailored to a specific case, take into account the efficiencies of our system, and are normally discounted big! 

The rates above come in to play only if we have not come to an agreement on a flat fee that we're both comfortable with. 

So please ask us about our flat fees! 🙂

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