Red Bank, NJ asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: How much does the average attorney charge to appear and represent in a civil court matter?

I have a civil case court matter coming up and I need help with representation.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It's unlikely for an attorney to quote a price on handling a case/matter sight unseen, without knowing anything about what it involves (contract, tort, property, etc.), and other factors. For something like that, you would probably be better off contacting attorneys on your own and discussing. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Depends on the quality of attorney you choose. You can spend anywhere from $200 to $2,000+ per hour. Generally you will pay more for a better attorney just like everything else in life.

James A. Abate
James A. Abate
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Most attorneys will charge an hourly rate commensurate with the complexity of the matter and their level of skill. They will seek an initial retainer to cover a significant number of hours.

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