Sample Retainer Agreement
Law Offices of
Richard E. Prebich
THIS AGREEMENT is made this _____ day of _______, 20__ between the Law Offices
of Richard E. Prebich, a Professional Corporation as Attorney and ___________________ as
client, whereby client retains and employs the Law Offices of Richard E. Prebich, a Professional
Corporation to represent clients' interests relative to: _____________________________________.
Client shall cooperate with attorneys by attending any scheduled appointments, hearings,
meetings, or trial
relative to the instant matter and should client's address or telephone number change,
client shall immediately
inform the office. If client fails to so cooperate, or otherwise perform the
agreements set forth herein,
attorney may withdraw from representation. This Agreement does not
obligate the attorneys to appeal this matter
to a higher court should an adverse or unfavorable decision
result in this matter.
Client may dismiss the attorneys as attorneys of record regarding this matter at any time, but
client shall be
responsible for any bill for services rendered up to that occurrence. If client requests a
copy of the file or
portions thereof, then client shall pay for said photocopies.
Client is principally responsible for attorney fees resulting from this representation and client
shall pay a
retainer of $_______.00 (as a down-payment) before any action is taken on said matter.
Attorney time will be charged at a rate of $225.00 per hour for Richard E. Prebich and $200.00
per hour for Rachel C. Delich-Sullivan and Carly C. Melin. Time will be charged in increments
of an hour, minimum. (A sample billing can be found here).
Client shall also be responsible for advancing all costs of litigation, including: costs of
telephone expenses, postage, recording fees, title company charges, court costs, mileage,
expert and non-expert
witness fees, sheriff's fees and any other necessary costs incurred or advanced by
attorneys on behalf of client.
Client statements will be run semi-monthly and fees earned and costs incurred will be deducted
the retainer on deposit, with client to receive one summary statement at the end of the
month. If the retainer runs
out, client will be expected to advance further funds as retainage.
Client is primarily responsible for all attorney fees and costs incurred in this matter and said fees
will be paid
pursuant to this Agreement, even if the court should award the attorneys fees to client from
an adverse party.
Statements are due within thirty (30) days. If full payment on the final billing is not received
within thirty (30)
days of the billing, attorneys may elect, at their sole option, enforcement of the
obligation through legal process.
Any statement will be deemed to be accepted and affirmed by the
client unless objected to in writing within 10 days
of the date of the statement. Failure to give notice
within 10 days constitutes a waiver of objection and the fees
will be deemed acknowledged as due and
owing. Client agrees to pay any and all fees and costs incurred in the
collection and enforcement of this
Agreement, including but not limited to attorney fees.
If client requests all or a part of the file from attorney, either during representation or upon or
of representation, client shall be liable to attorney for a charge of 15 cents per page.
Please be advised that at the time your case is concluded and file closed your original documents
will be returned
to you, should you so request. Case files are maintained for a period of ten (10) years
and are then appropriately
destroyed. No notice of intended destruction will be provided at that time.
Representation Accepted By:
LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD E.
a Professional Corporation
Telephone Number and Cell Phone Number
Law Offices of Richard E. Prebich|
1932 2nd Ave E. Suite 2Hibbing, MN
218.262.6601 or 800.447.6601