Starting at $25,000.00* – A lawyer litigation retainer is a sum of money paid in advance by a client to retain the services of a lawyer for a specific legal matter. The retainer may be earned upon receipt for the consideration of setting time aside or may be held in a client trust account to be used to pay for the lawyer’s services as they are rendered. The final amount of the retainer will depend on the complexity and estimated time required for the case, as well as the lawyer’s hourly rate for litigation services. The client may be required to replenish the retainer as funds are depleted. *Starting amount to be determined based on client’s needs and the anticipated workload, necessary legal entanglement, litigation settlement negotiations, and expenses **Litigation retainers are considered “evergreen” replenishable retainers.