1/3 contingency; there is no fee unless we collect.
See “The Legal Process” page for more information about contingency fees.
Appeals/Article 78 Proceedings
Our flat rate for an initial consultation (whether in person or remote) is $250.00. After that our rate is $250.00 per hour. Your up front cost will vary, depending upon complexity. For Article 78 Proceedings the usual initial retainer is $3,000.00 – $6,000.00. For appeals to County Court (from Justice Court matters) or to the Appellate Division (from Supreme, County or Family Court matters), the usual initial retainer is $6,000.00 – $12,000.00. Additionally, most appeals involve significant printing and binding costs, usually between $3,500.00 and $6,000.00, depending on the number of pages in the Record and the number of documents in the case.
CPS Expungement Hearings
Our flat rate for an initial consultation (whether in person or remote) is $250.00. After that our rate is $250.00 per hour. Your up front cost will vary, depending upon complexity. The retainer is divided into two parts. The first part usually is $3,500.00 which will take us up to the initial administrative review. If the matter is satisfactorily resolved at the administrative level, any unused portion of the retainer is refunded to the client. If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, OCFS will automatically schedule an Administrative Fair Hearing (or “Expungement Hearing”) and an additional $3,500.00 retainer is required. This office requires that both halves, usually $7,000.00, be deposited in advance of undertaking any work in the case. The unused portion of any fee is returned to the client.
The foregoing fees are exclusive of any costs associated with the case.
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