General: $450 per hour, billed in fifteen minute
Court: $550 per hour, billed in fifteen minute
Travel: The general rate ($450 per hour) for all travel
times under three hours. Travel over three hours is billed as a
half-day. For clarification, a day is eight hours $450 x 8 =
$3600; ½ of $3600 is $1800.
Travel Expenses: All transportation, lodging, food, and
gas plus an additional miscellaneous
per diem of $60 per day.
Retainer: $1000 retainer payable before work starts. All
general and court rates will be deducted from the retainer
before any additional monies are owed. In the event the
consultant is not required to perform work at billable hours
totaling $450, the consultant will return ½ the retainer. The
other half is non refundable.
Payment Terms: All billable hours are due within thirty days
of consultant sending an invoice. Please note invoices are sent
Reimbursement Terms: All reimbursable items to be paid within
thirty days of consultant sending a reimbursement request and
copies of all receipts for reimbursable items.
is the rate billed for all deposition reviews, phone
conversations, and e-mails. It is also the rate billed for
meetings on any matter pertaining to the case, in any location.
The general rate is also charged for depositions, provided the
depositions are not scheduled in court.
Court: Any appearance consultant needs to make in court
will be billed at the court rate.
Travel combined with work: In the event the consultant is
required to work before/after traveling to a destination on the
same day as the travel, the general billing rate will be applied
for all work performed before/after travel on that same day,
unless such work requires appearing in court, in which case the
court rate will apply.