Attorney Services & Costs

The Internet Law Group prides itself on providing the care and personal attention that only a boutique law firm can provide.  Our services include but are not limited to the following areas:  e-commerce law, business litigation, contract law, advertising and marketing law, Internet defamation, Internet copyright law, Internet trademark law, employment law and collections.

Case Assessments and Consultations

We offer initial case assessments by email or phone free of charge. We also offer in-person consultations for one-hundred dollars.  The consultation fee may be applied towards your total balance if you initiate a representation with the Firm within three months of your consultation.  Our case representation fee structure is outlined below.

Hourly Billing

Our services are typically provided on an hourly basis.  Our rates are highly competitive, and are currently in the range of two-hundred twenty-five to three-hundred twenty-five dollars per hour, depending on the relative experience level of the attorney.  In cases where several attorneys are working on your legal matter, you will be billed at the applicable rate of each attorney working on your matter.  Your monthly invoice will reflect the amount of time each attorney spent on your case, billed in six-minute increments.

Flat Fees

We offer flat fee services on selected matters, to be determined on a case by case basis.  Flat fee services are generally offered on matters involving a predictable number of required hours.  This may include, for example, drafting a demand or cease and desist letter and, in selected cases, Web site Terms of Use and Privacy Policies.  In any case in which a flat fee is negotiated, we reserve the right to request additional hourly fees as required based upon unexpected circumstances that may arise during the course of a matter under a flat fee arrangement.

Discounted Recurring Rates

For clients with recurring legal needs who are willing to commit to a specified number of hours of legal services per month, we offer a range of discounts off of our regular rates, depending upon the number of hours required.  Discounted recurring rates may be a good option for clients that require a minimum of ten hours of legal services per month for a period of at least 6 months.

Contingency Matters

Generally, the Firm does not accept matters on a contingency basis; however, we may be willing to accept a relatively narrow subset of cases from time to time where the client is able to cover out of pocket costs.  We invite you to contact us with a description of any legal matter for which you may be seeking representation on a contingency fee basis.  Please note that we are much more likely to accept a matter as a hybrid hourly/contingency than as a pure contingency representation.

Retainer Deposits

In all cases, following a new client’s entering into a formal retainer agreement with the Firm, we require an initial retainer (from which fees and costs will be deducted as they are incurred) to be deposited into the Firm’s trust account before we can begin the representation.  The amount of the initial retainer may be as little as one thousand dollars, or it may be significantly higher, depending on the nature of the representation.  It is the Firm’s policy that anticipated fees be deposited in advance of the performance of legal work, so we attempt (but are not required) to notify clients as their trust account balance becomes depleted, permitting them to replenish the trust account in order to continue services.  Our clients benefit from our advance deposit trust account policy because it helps to limit the surprise occasioned by a month-end invoice that contains more attorney-billed hours than expected.  We also endeavor at the outset of a representation to provide clients with a general estimate of the number of hours that may be required to complete anticipated legal tasks.

If your case falls within one of our practice areas, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your matter.  If we are not able to assist you, we may be able to refer you to another firm that may be able to handle your matter.

We look forward to hearing from you!