Summary Judgment motions: $70/hour
Other motions, mediation submission, arbitration packages, reports, research, verdict searches, internal memos: $70/hour
File review and proactive “work up”: $70/hour
Medical records review: .40/page (pages 1-200), .30/page (201 and above). $30 Minimum
Rush Assignments (Summary Judgment motions/oppositions due in two business days or less): $95/hour
I am happy to provide an estimate on all assignments and I will provide a detailed bill with my invoice. Rest assured, you will never be surprised by an invoice amount.
Please make checks to Dennis DeSousa, Esq. Address: 173 N. Main Street, Suite 212 Sayville New York 11782.
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ABA Op. 08-451: “In Formal Opinion No. 00-420, we concluded that a law firm that engaged a contract lawyer could add a surcharge to the cost paid by the billing lawyer, provided the total charge represented a reasonable fee for the services provided to the client. This is not substantively different from the manner in which a conventional firm bills for the services of its lawyers. The firm pays a lawyer a salary, provides him with employment benefits, incurs office space and other overhead costs to support him, and also earns a profit from his services; the client generally is not informed of the details of the financial relationship between the law firm and the lawyer. Likewise, the lawyer is not obligated to inform the client how much the firm is paying a contract lawyer; the restraint is the overarching requirement that the fee charged for the services not be unreasonable.”