We strive to ensure that we offer cost-conscious legal representation.

Our fee structure is determined by the type of case and the particular facts involved in a case.

The 3 fee structures are as follows:

  • Hourly Rates
  • Contingent Fee
  • Fixed Fee

An explanation of our fee structure is provided to the right so that you know what to expect.

Hourly Rates

In many cases, Attorney Kessler will charge a reasonable hourly rate for attorney services rendered on behalf of the client. Hourly fees are normally charged in cases involving divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, general business law, real estate, landlord/tenant, insurance defense, civil litigation, among others.

Contingent Fee

In cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, social security disability, etc., Attorney Kessler will charge a fee determined as a percentage of the recovery of your case if the case is successful. In other words, if you don't win your case, there is no fee for legal services rendered. However, regardless of the outcome, the client is generally responsible for the costs and expenses associatied with the cases.

Fixed Fee

In other matters, Attorney Kessler will quote a fixed fee at the beginning of the legal representation. This fee will be intended to be the total price for the legal services to be performed. This type of fee is often associated with the preparation of estate documents such as wills, powers of attorney, living wills as well as business formations.

Finally, there are times when Attorney Kessler may set a fee based on a hybrid of two or more of the fee types discussed above. All fees will be set on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Law Offices of Matthew R. Kessler, L.L.C. However, you should be reassured that legal fees will always be discussed with and agreed to by the client prior to the initiation of any legal representation.