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Old 01-13-2021, 01:51 PM
Kinso Kinso is offline
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There are very few family lawyers in the $700/hr+ range. They are usually at firms and are highly respected/experienced members of the bar. However, 99% of cases do not need that kind of specialization. If you're dealing with multiple valuable businesses, and foreign holdings then sure... they may have value. That isn't you. They're the kind of lawyer that if you need to ask the price, you can't afford the fees.

Many lawyers in the $300-$450/hr range are skilled litigators who could represent your interests without issue. Your retainer will still be significant, but likely 60-100k, not 300k. Also, an 18 day trial with counsel is insane. A good lawyer will try and narrow that down to minimize trial time.

Make some calls to new lawyers.
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