How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer To Sue My Employer?
When you’re considering a lawsuit against your employer, it’s likely you’ll want to hire an attorney. If so, it’s important to evaluate and assess the costs and fees associated with your case. Although the costs vary from case to case, there are certain charges that apply to a majority of them. The following is a brief look at some of the charges associated with suing your employer:
- Hourly fees. Different attorneys have different fees, but most start at $200 or more an hour. Paying an attorney by the hour is usually best if you need a lawyer for a specific service.
- “Unbundling” services. Also known as ‘a la carte law shopping,’ unbundling allows the client to limit the attorney’s involvement in the case. The attorney agrees on the specific legal tasks he’ll represent, but the overall responsibility for the case is handled by the client. The client saves money by paying a flat fee instead of an hourly rate and has more control over the outcome.
- Contingency fees. A contingency fee makes it easier for clients to pay for legal services. Typically, this fee allows clients to pay only if the attorney wins the case. Payment is made as a percentage of the damages recovered—usually 30 percent.
There are many costs associated with hiring an employment lawyer, so it’s important to discuss these fees and terms before your case begins.
We Can Help
If you have reason to sue your employer, you may be worried and overwhelmed by the thought of pursuing legal action, and you may not know where to begin. Contact the Law Offices of Corbett H. Williams. Our lawyers have years of experience handling these types of cases and are prepared to handle yours. Call our office at 949-679-9909 to schedule a free case analysis.