Clients’ Budgets

The other day I was speaking with a repair technician.  I commended him for quoting a cost to repair a broken appliance, but then suggesting that we buy a new replacement instead because there was no assurance that the repair would fix the problem or that the appliance would not die shortly after repair.  I appreciated his honesty and now have a brand-new, perfectly-working appliance that cost less then the repair would have, even after delivery and haul-away charges.

When taking on a case, I never like to give clients surprise charges.  Although I always want to represent my client vigorously, it is important to discuss optional add-ons, such as extra motions, depositions, or other services with the client before incurring the charge.  This keeps budget expectations in check.

Most importantly, I keep rates low so that my clients can more easily afford all helpful services.