Catalyst Law is committed to changing how legal services are priced and delivered. Catalyst is committed to providing upfront, fixed rate pricing for all services. You will never receive a surprise bill from us for services. For a vast majority of our cases, we do not bill by the hour. We use a number of different fee structures depending on the type of engagement and the needs to the client.
After an initial consultation, Catalyst’s attorneys will quote a flat fee for services based upon a specific scope of work. From time to time, the scope of work may change or the needs of the client change. When this happens, prior to doing the work, Catalyst will discuss the new scope or work and the cost for the change with the client. The flat fee allows the client predictability and clarity as to the cost of the legal services.
Catalyst is willing to take a number of cases on a contingency basis. If we determine that your case is winnable and the other party will be obligated to pay our fees when we win, we may choose to take the case with little or no fees paid by you. This model allows access to the judicial system on matters that would otherwise be cost prohibitive for a client who has been wronged.
A la Carte
Similar to a Flat Fee, our a la carte program has a series of fees for specific phases of a particular matter. At each step the client has the option to pay the fee or resolve the matter in another way. In this fee model, the total of the fees may be substantial, but they will be phased to allow flexibility in the resolution of a dispute.
All engagements are different. Often Catalyst will use a blend or hybrid of the above methods to properly allocate the risk of a case. We believe our attorneys should bear some of the financial risk of the advice that they give their clients. For example, in a civil lawsuit, Catalyst may take the case partially on contingency and partially on a flat fee. The client will pay a fixed portion of the cost of the litigation, but the majority of the fee will only be earned if we prevail in the dispute.