Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm earns legal fees that are substantially lower than the fees charged by most larger law firms against whom we regularly oppose in our cases, but even so, legal fees and costs to bring a case to trial are expensive. To help clients control their legal spend, we may offer alternatives to hourly billing such as flat fees that provide predictability and reward efficiency. And, when appropriate, we will explore risk/reward sharing through contingent or partially contingent fee agreements on plaintiff-side cases or by setting success benchmarks in defense matters.
In cases where our fees have been awarded to our clients after we prevailed on the merits, courts have rejected the obligatory defense challenge that we allegedly over billed and have ordered defendants to pay 100% of our fees. There is no stronger testament to the reasonableness of our fees and our fairness in billing.