Turner & Kinney is committed to managing transactions, cases and other legal projects efficiently and cost-effectively. To provide our clients with high quality legal representation without paying unnecessary costs or fees, we employ the following cost-saving philosophies:
Fee and Cost Budgets. We help our clients develop reasonable fee and cost budgets and explore ways to streamline transactions and resolve disputes. Our goal is always to meet our clients’ objectives in a cost-effective manner under the circumstances of each representation.
Reasonable Rates and Alternative Billing Methods. We offer reasonable and competitive hourly rates, which have enabled us to develop long-term relationships with our clients. We are also flexible and, depending on the circumstances, may offer alternative billing methods, including flat-fee, and hourly rates with not-to-exceed caps.
Efficient Technology. We use technology to speed communications and to support document and case preparation. Our legal research, document input, and file management systems are computerized to keep information accessible and organized.
Only Appropriate Items Charged as Costs. We do not charge for word processing, internal document production, photocopying, long-distance telephone service, secretarial or legal assistant salaries or wages, staff meals, or excessive travel expenses.
No “Mark Up” on Costs. We do not “mark up” cost disbursements on services such as Westlaw or Lexis or court reporting.
Cost-Billing Agreements. We agree ahead of time with each client on how we will bill travel time, computer-assisted research, and conferences.
We are available to discuss billing policies, invoices, and ways to keep legal expenses reasonable with our current and prospective clients.