Rates and Billing

Phillips & Gemignani > Rates and Billing

Our hourly rates change periodically. Currently, our rates are as follows:

  • Attorney Cheryl Gemignani: $350/hour
  • Attorney Michelle Stoeck: $300/hour

If you would like to hire us after your consultation, we will ask you for advanced fees based on what you would like us to do and our assessment of the amount of time it may take to get started. In limited scope representation, you will pay a flat amount for that service. Additional services will require additional payment and the signing of a new agreement.

For retainers, you will be given an advanced fee amount. Typically, advanced fees range from $3,000 to $5,000. This amount is not a flat fee – your actual legal fees and costs may be more or less. You will receive billing statements from us which show, in increments of 0.1 hours (six minutes), the work done on your case and your balance. If your case is active, you are required to keep a minimum of $1,500 in your trust account and we ask you to automatically replenish the trust account when your balance dips below this amount. If you have money in your trust account at the conclusion of your case, we will refund the balance to you.