LAW OFFICE OF
JOHN C. BOWES
720 Kipling Street
(6th & Kipling)
There are three different types of attorney fees: 1) flat fee, which is one flat amount for
completion of the legal task; 2) contingent fee, which is a percentage of the amount of recovery;
and 3) hourly rate.
FLAT FEES are charged for legal projects that from experience involve a predictable amount of
time. Bankruptcies are done on a flat fee. Most estate planning, i.e, wills, living wills, powers
of attorney, are done on a flat fee.
CONTINGENCY FEES are for personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims. The
contingency fee charge for a personal injury claim is one-third of the amount recovered. The
contingency fee charged for a workers' compensation claim is 20 percent of the amount
HOURLY FEES are for legal services where the amount of time that they will take is difficult to
accurately gauge. However, a good faith estimate of the range of total fees that a matter will
take is always offered to our clients when we first discuss the case. Our hourly rate is $225.
SENIOR DISCOUNTS are available for seniors equal to 10% off regular fee.