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What are Our Hourly Rates?

Have you ever heard the expression, “time is money”? Lawyers at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, like most other family lawyers, charge an hourly rate commensurate with their experience. These hourly rates are deducted directly from any funds that a client may have in their client trust account (i.e. amount remaining on their retainer).

Brian D. Walters (HTX) Bills at $550/hr.

Experience: Licensed to Practice in 1996; Board Certified in Family Law; Avvo Client Choice Award 2013; About 21 Years; Approx. 500 Cases (Complex Custody, Divorces, Adoptions, Support, Modifications, Enforcements, Protective Orders, Criminal implications in Family Law, Expert Witnesses, Depositions, Temporary Orders, Complex Property Division, International Divorces and Custody, Trial (Jury and Non-jury), UCCJEA, Interventions, Jurisdictional Issues, Alternative & International Service,  etc.)

Consultation Fee :$550 for 1 hour; Refundable upon hire.

James “Jake” Gilbreath (ATX) bills at $450/hr.

Experience: Licensed to Practice in 2009; Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.com with over 50 five-star reviews; selected as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers; frequently asked to serve as a guest speaker on various family law and litigation matters, with a particular focus on trial work and jury trials; (Complex Custody, Texas Jury & Non-jury Trials, Divorces, Adoptions, Support, Modifications, Enforcements, Protective Orders, ,Expert Witnesses, Depositions, Temporary Orders, Complex Property Division, International Divorces and Custody, UCCJEA, Interventions, Jurisdictional Issues, Alternative & International Service,  etc.)

Consultation Fee : $450 for 1 hour.

Associate Attorneys bill at $300/hr.

Our non-attorney staff (i.e. Paralegals, law clerks, and/or legal assistants, etc.) bill at hourly rates between $100 to $195/hr.

Experience: (Custody, Divorces, Support, Modifications, Enforcements, Protective Orders, Criminal implications in Family Law, Temporary Orders, Discovery (including depositions), Property Division, International Divorces and Custody, International Service, Depositions, Trial, etc. )

Consultation Fee : $300 for 1 hour; Refundable Upon Hire.

Are you hiring an attorney who does not have the skills or marketability to be able to charge anymore?  Be wary of attorneys who charge higher hourly rates but cannot justify it – are you being billed at a higher rate because this attorney can get away with it, or is it really deserved?  Make sure to read client reviews and check out our Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Lawyer when deciding whether or not the rate is justified.

 

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