- Our initial review of your bill is free. If we determine that there may be over billing or padding, we let you know what we found.
- If we believe from our initial free cursory look at your bill that your attorney may have overcharged you, we charge $195 for any bill review OR 2.9% of the bill amount up to $100,000, plus 25% of what we save you. For bills that we review over $100,000, we charge 1.9% of the bill plus 20% of what we save you.
How it works
- Call 1-800-327-7821 or “Submit Your Bill” for a free consultation.
- A representative will contact you to discuss your concerns with your legal bills. We will need a copy of the retainer agreement you signed with your attorney and all invoices. One of our experienced attorneys will do a brief analysis, to determine if we should proceed to the next step in our process.
- A complete file report will include a line by line spreadsheet on the charges, full report on our findings and our recommendations.
- If it’s determined that overcharging has occurred, we will negotiate directly with your lawyer for a refund of money or a discount on any balance due!
What we look for
- Excess time billed for actual work performed
- Duplicate charges for same task
- Use of block billing
- Billable hour hoarding (e.g. hoarding occurs when senior attorneys bill for work that could have been adequately performed by associates, paralegals, or even clerical staff)
- Excessive generic time entries (e.g. these items do not provide any kind of description as to what tasks were performed, but continually billed)
- Excessive time billed for hearings
- Billed for travel time
- Rounding up of time charges
- General overhead charges (e.g. office supplies, heat, air, postage, food, etc.)
- Shared billing charges ( e.g. this occurs when billing of more than one client or case for same hours spent)
- Over representation of staff ( e.g. one or more associates performing the same task)