Our goal is to provide as much transparency and predictability as possible with respect to the costs of legal counsel, and to keep the cost of legal counsel from preventing the good works of the faithful from contributing to a Culture of Life. Each of our Practice Group descriptions thus includes a list of representative rates for services that we expect to be able to offer our clients at a flat fee.
If we are unable to offer a flat rate due to the nature of your particular need and the widely varying amount of time that can be required in order to represent you competently, we will apply our standard hourly rates. For senior attorneys (those with at least 10 years of experience), the hourly rate is $300. For junior attorneys (those with less than 10 years of experience), the hourly rate is $200. Paralegal work is billed at $100 per hour. These rates are highly competitive in the Washington DC area where our firm originated. Our rates will remain posted on this site and will be adjusted from time to time as appropriate to reflect the time devoted to the respective task by apostolate attorneys, but adjustments will never become effective unless and until they have been posted online for at least 30 days.
We do not "nickel and dime" our clients. We do not add the cost of telephone service or of minimal numbers of photocopies to an invoice. We seek only what we believe is necessary in order to keep our attorneys and their families able to sustain their participation in the apostolate. After covering the cost of maintaining our law practice, including the salaries of our attorneys and support staff, any "extra" proceeds are pledged to the nonprofit WitnessWorks Foundation for a Culture of Life. Moreover, the costs of administering the foundation are supported entirely by our legal apostolate, such that charitable donations to the foundation by members of the public are 100 percent devoted to the foundation's programs.
One of the goals of the foundation is to assist clients who have sought our services but who have subsequently encountered difficulty in submitting timely payment. No one with an urgent need for legal advice should refrain from seeking our help purely due to a perceived inability to pay for our services. We will attempt to accommodate within reason the varying means of each client in addressing the cost of legal counsel.
LegalWorks Apostolate, PLLC
4 Family Life Lane
Front Royal, VA 22630