Saturday, January 5, 2013

What’s the Highest Hourly Rate that a Lawyer is Charging?

The National Law Journal has released its annual billing survey:

 Among the findings from our survey: The highest rate was $1,285, charged by a single real estate investment trust partner in Locke Lord's Dallas office. The lowest hourly rate for associates was $130 at Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl.

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"The lowest hourly rate for associates was $130 at Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl."

I call BS on that. What kind of survey is this? There are thousands upon thousands of lawyers who bill way way less than that per hour all over the country - solo practitioners who have just hung a shingle, junior associates at small firms or working for established solos. The list is endless. I'd say the lowest charged as a regular fee (not a one off favor to a client) is closer to $60.

Posted by: Jack Vance | Jan 7, 2013 8:56:21 PM

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