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Attorney Fees

Attorney Fees

Explanatory Notice to the Public

CLS never charges attorney’s fees to its clients, although in some cases clients are asked to pay for court filing fees or other out of pocket expenses.

The attached chart lists the fee schedule used by CLS only in cases in which the law allows for the award of attorney’s fees from opposing parties in order to compensate CLS for the legal services provided to its clients.

RANGE OF HOURLY RATES*, Effective February 15, 2017

Attorneys post-law school experience under 2 years $180-200
Attorneys 2-5 year's experience $220-255
Attorneys 6-10 year's experience $270-340
Attorneys 11-15 year's experience $360-440
Attorneys 16-20 year's experience $450-510
Attorneys 21-25 year's experience $520-570
Attorneys more than 25 year's experience $620-650
Law Students $90-145
Paralegal I and II $115-140
Senior and Supervisory Paralegal $140-165

*These rates do not reflect any adjustment for contingency, and are based on Philadelphia law firm market survey data and increases in the Consumer Price Index.

THESE FEES ARE NOT CHARGED TO CLS CLIENTS. SEE NOTICE ABOVE.