"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are the costs, expenses, and fees for individual litigation in the U.S.?

Preliminary consultations are free. RJ Gaudet & Associates can work on traditional litigation on behalf of a single client (i.e., not a class action) in U.S. courts at an ordinary hourly rate. In other words, the client is billed for each hour of work at a rate that is agreed to in advance. In some cases, it might be possible to work for a contingency fee or through a hybrid arrangement that includes a minimal billable rate and a contingency fee. In most cases, an up-front retainer will be required prior to the commencement of any work on behalf of a client for traditional litigation. RJ Gaudet & Associates will place the retainer in a separate IOLTA account and draw from the retainer as work is performed and the fee is earned.