My hourly rate is $275 per hour.
But my usual attorney fee arrangment to defend a consumer in a
credit card case is a FLAT FEE of $1,500.
Most of these cases would probably cost more if done on an hourly basis. But with the
flat fee, that is all my clients pay in attorney fees.
Sometimes, I manage to get these cases dismissed very quickly, without much work. If changing to an hourly
fee would result in a savings to the client, then that is what I do. Why? Because an attorney's fee must
always be reasonable, believe it or not. The professional rules require it.