Hourly Fee Retainer Agreement

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This Hourly Fee Retainer Letter is between a client and an attorney who agrees to represent the client on an hourly basis. This letter sets out all terms related to representation including amount of any retainer and who will pay costs and expenses.

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This Hourly Fee Retainer Letter is between a client and an attorney who agrees to represent the client on an hourly basis. This letter sets out details of the matter for which the client requires representation, the amount of any retainer and how costs will be paid. It also sets out the warranties and representations made by the attorney, the client's required presence at meetings and consultations and reasons why the attorney may withdraw from representation. It is imperative that this type of fee arrangement be clearly set out in writing. A written Hourly Fee Retainer Letter will prove invaluable in the event there are disagreements or misunderstandings between the parties regarding representation in a lawsuit.

This Hourly Fee Retainer Letter contains the following:
  • General Information: Sets forth the name of the law firm and a short description of the legal matter for which representation is required (i.e. intellectual property infringement, homeowner association disputes);
  • Retainers: Sets forth the amount of any initial or subsequent retainers which may be necessary and that all costs associated with the case will be paid by the client regardless of the outcome;
  • Attorney's Lien: Client grants the attorney a lien to the extent of the amount of legal service rendered and all associated costs;
  • Additional Counsel: Client acknowledges that attorney may employ associate or independent counsel to assist and provide legal services on the client's behalf;
  • Signatures: Both client and attorney must sign and date this retainer letter.

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