Our Procedures

Our Procedures

Billing Arrangements

Pivach, Pivach, Hufft, Thriffiley & Dunbar, L.L.C. strives to provide fair and competitive fee arrangements for our clients. We provide the following types of fee arrangements:

Contingent Fee

For most personal injury cases and other litigation matters, we may offer our clients the opportunity to pay a contingent fee. A contingent fee is a percentage fee paid to the attorney from the client’s recovery for services rendered. The terms of each contingent fee agreement are fully explained in our contingency contract.

Hourly Fee

For most business clients and some individual clients, we often bill our clients each month on an hourly basis. Our hourly rates are competitive with other firm rates. Importantly, our firm does not require that our attorneys or staff meet any monthly billing requirements, and, as a result, our clients are only billed for the necessary time spent on their file.

Flat Fee

In certain cases, such as transactional matters, real estate matters, criminal defense, or succession or probate matters, we may offer our clients the opportunity to pay a flat fee. This allows our attorneys to offer our clients the certainty of a flat fee when the amount of work to be performed on a file is unknown or difficult to estimate.

Pivach, Pivach, Hufft, Thriffiley & Dunbar, L.L.C. is available to discuss other billing arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to provide our clients with a favorable resolution, regardless of the fee arrangement. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding a potential case or fee arrangement, see our Case Evaluation section.

3 Year File Rule

Our firm maintains a document retention policy under which file materials, including client documents in our files, are destroyed after three (3) years after closure of the file. Our firm will destroy all documents after the passage of three (3) years of the closing of the file, without further notice to the client. Our clients should be advised that, upon request after conclusion of a case, we will be happy to arrange for the delivery of the files, if you prefer that they not be destroyed.