Cost per hour for an attorney

I’m just curious what people pay on average? I realize this will vary quite a bit based on where you live, but I’m curious. Also, how large of retainer does your attorney require? Also, how much do you use your attorney?

reminds me of a joke:

someone asks the atty how much?
he replies “two hundred fifty”
if they don’t blink he says “per hour”
if the still don’t blink he says “plus expenses”.


Its not how much an hour that is important. Its what you get in an hour that is. Good attorneys and good accountants are worth paying.