Retainer Fee

Due to the complexities of today's legal system, I accept and review cases only from attorneys or paralegal assistants.

 

Let's discuss your case! I encourage you to call. I am happy to confidentially discuss the general circumstances of the case, or my experience and qualifications at no charge. Please understand that I accept only a limited number of active cases so that I might devote the necessary time to adequately review your case.

 

Should you choose to retain my services, I require a non-refundable $2,500.00 retainer in advance. Research, review, written reports, and consultation is billed at $250.00 per hour against the retainer. If the retainer is depleted, monthly statements will be mailed with payment expected upon receipt of the statement. The retainer is waived for governmental agencies.

 

Expert Deposition Rule 26(b)(4)(A) or (B)

 

  • Duty to Reimburse Expert Deposition Expenses covered under Rule 26(b)(4)(A) or (B). 

  • Deposition/Trial testimony held in Massachusetts: average $2,500.00 per day for testimony. Additional expenses for travel, reasonable time spent responding to discovery and preparation or any portion thereof are expenses triggered by the insistence of other parties to take a deposition so they incur the burden of these additional payments under RULE 26(B)(4)(C) will be itemized. (Currently no services provided in MA).

  • Travel/Deposition/Testimony/Prep Time for cases outside of Massachusetts: average $2,500.00 for one day of testimony and travel. Additional expenses for travel, reasonable time spent responding to discovery and preparation or any portion thereof are expenses triggered by the insistence of other parties to take a deposition so they incur the burden of these additional payments under RULE 26(B)(4)(C) will be itemized.

  • Out-Of-Pocket Expense Itemization will include:
    Additional expenses for Airfare - Business Class rate, luggage, car rental, gas, lodging and food per diem when out-of-state based on booking estimate and paid at the very least thirty days in advance by defendant under Rule 26(b)(4)(A) with the delivery of notice to depose at a minimum being forty-five days.

 

What to anticipate

 

Experience has shown that the typical case takes 16-24 hours, excluding Travel, Deposition, and/or Court time. However, there is no guarantee that the review of your case will be completed within this average time-period. This is simply a guideline, which you may use to estimate expenses.

 

It is understood that I am retained by the Attorney unless there is a specific agreement otherwise. Therefore, the retaining Attorney is responsible for payment for my services. I do not use a written contract for services except by Attorney request. In that case, I will be happy to provide a Contract For Services for your review and approval.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Ken Williams