Litigation (trial work) is speculative, time consuming, often involves balancing many risks as well as strategies, and requires experience in the courtroom and, ideally, with the parties you are litigating with.

Minimum fees for criminal defense start at $1000.

Many misdemeanors (excluding DWI's and assaults) can be resolved for $1500 if the matters are uncontested or low complexity.

By their nature, most felonies are more complex, take more time, involve more risk and strategy, and therefore fees are higher. Fees for felonies begin at $3,000 for felonies of low degree and complexity. Felonies in more complicated cases may require fees in excess of $10,000. Felonies that are contested and go to trial require trial fees, paid in advance, beginning at $3000, again depending on the case complexity. Fortunately 90% or more of cases are typically resolved without going to trial.

Fee information on this page is provided informationally as a guide to relative expenses to be expected for types of work and does not constitute an offer to accept a particular case at a particular fee.

BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2015 INITIAL CONSULTATIONS FOR PATENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS REQUIRE A PRE-PAID FEE OF $250/hr WHETHER OR NOT WORK IS UNDERTAKEN.

IP initial consultation fees are non-refundable and covers general question and answers regarding intellectual property matters, general patentability, and applicability of different types of protection.

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  • USPTO General Information on Patents
  • Fees for intellectual property work is done via quote depending on time and complexity. Trademark registrations begin at $1000.

    Patent work fees can be a substantial business expense with a low complexity patent costing $3000 in legal fees in addition to USPTO fees (which can be substantial). I am happy to consult with you on your intellectual property needs before you begin this endeavor, but these consultations do require a fee.

    Fee information on this page is provided informationally as a guide to relative expenses to be expected for types of work and does not constitute an offer to accept a particular case at a particular fee.

    DISCLAIMER:The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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