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Fee Arrangements


We will work with you to keep the cost of handling your matter to a minimum consistent with your objectives and the demands of your particular case.
Our fee arrangements include:

  • Hourly fees – regular rates, structured rates and custom rates to meet your particular needs.
  • Contingent Fees if the merits and nature of your case warrant.
  • Part hourly/part contingent fees.
  • Enforcing provisions to make your opponent pay your fees.
  • Fixed Fees.
  • Retainers.
  • Cooperation with corporate legal department policies.
  • Generally no charge to a new client for an initial one hour consultation.
  • Second opinions on how your case is being handled can be rendered on favorable terms, in some cases at no charge.

We work with you to keep your fees to a minimum by designing a strategy that gets the maximum result for a minimal amount of effort and by working diligently to promote a favorable settlement with the least expenditure of time.
We have successfully represented a large variety of clients, the successful outcome of any given case, which is always dependent upon its own specific facts, can never be guaranteed.
In some matters in which some or all of the attorney fees are negotiated on a contingency basis, the client may be held responsible for certain advanced costs (including, but not limited to, deposition fees, filing fees ,witness fees, etc.) when no recovery is obtained on behalf of the client.

To discuss your situation, to meet with us or to get your questions answered contact us.

See our Client Quotes to see what our clients have said about our firm’s quality and dedication personally and professionally.

See Our Guarantee and compare it to other firms.

To learn about how we charge legal fees go to Fee Arrangements

Client Quotes

  • Leslie Foote – "Up to date knowledge, always responsive, friendly."
  • Beverly Toy – "Jill is very knowledgeable and practical – Glad we found her."
  • Dirmali Botejue – "Easy access to advice and excellent knowledge on the subject."
  • Don Sheridan – "Honesty, dedication and knowledge. You are truly amazing."
  • Judy Michael – " Your unbelievable knowledge and caring for your clients."
  • Joan McCauley – "Personal attention."
  • David Young – "Appreciate your follow-up."
  • Dietrich Buss – "The expertise on living trusts."
  • Ken Batinovich – "Clear, knowledgeable, pleasing presentation."
  • Robert & Kay Johnson – "Individual personal services from Jillyn and the staff."
  • Verna H. Dougherty – "Very thorough. Great advice and information."
  • Paula Zintl – "Good information about our specific issues with disabled children."
  • Doreen Kaller – "Straight forward information and professional treatment."
  • Josie Togle – "The expertise, knowledgeable, and personable."
  • Annette Batinovich – "You! You are the BEST. You posses a practical expertise."
  • Edward & Susan Conway – "You know the answers to help us."
  • Don Knapp – "Always up to date in these fast paced and volatile times."
  • Carol Netta – "Jillyn's knowledge. Always does a terrific job of explaining everything."
  • Winona Walton – "Thorough and straight forward approach."
  • Ken Carr – "Your sincere honesty makes me feel good! 5 stars!"
  • Joan Karr – "The feelings of being comfortable with having your firm prepare our trust."
  • Gerald McClellan – "Personal interest."
  • Nancy Christian – "Friendly, competent, complete, trustworthy."
  • Andrew F. Washington – "The personalized living trust."
  • Cynthia Carson – "Personal aspect… Listening skills and her responding to my needs."
  • Maureen Turk – "Knowledge & accessibility."
  • Ron Spink – Value your perspective on how personal goals can be met."
  • Bill LaFave – "Professional and knowledgeable."
  • Lynne Spink – "Up to date information and easily understood explanation."
  • Lee Hobbs – "Trust in ability and competence."

Hess-Verdon & Associates
A Professional Law Corp.
620 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 1030
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
(949) 706-7300 FAX (949) 706-7373