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Attorneys Retainer Cost

Attorney Retainer Cost

The Arizona Attorneys on Retainer program at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm is an opportunity to have all our attorneys standing by in the event you ever need either criminal defense representation or legal help in many other areas of civil law without paying the standard rates charged by many firms.

As a member of the Attorneys on Retainer program, you can immediately obtain the professional legal services of our attorneys at a drastically reduced and extremely affordable rate.  All our attorneys are admitted to practice law only in Arizona. This website is regulated by the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Thumbing through the phone book or surfing the internet for legal help is not the best way to select an attorney.  Don’t trust your legal problem to an attorney you know nothing about.

The Attorneys on Retainer program at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm is an opportunity to both secure a trusted law firm and to avoid paying outrageously high legal fees.

Why Become an Attorneys on Retainer Member?

  • An affordable way to have our attorneys on retainer

  • Have an existing attorney-client relationship at all times
  • Immediate access to  one of our qualified staff attorneys for emergency situations

  • Get top rated attorneys without paying the top fees

  • Dramatically discounted rates for both criminal and civil matters
  • Free comprehensive 1-hour consultations on legal matters
  • Ability to get help from your law firm when needed
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COMPARE ATTORNEYS ON RETAINER AGAINST OTHER LEGAL PLANS

Legal Shield $24.95 Per Month

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What They Don't Tell You...

The Legal Shield Basic Plan provides 60 hours of attorney time for the first year of membership. This plan may sound good at first, but Legal Shield knows what all attorneys know; it is very unlikely your case will ever make it to court. That’s because 97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains. So, you will most likely never use this.

Legal Zoom $11.95 Per Month

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You Need More Than Just Advice, You Need Help!

With Legal Zoom, you pay a monthly fee and have access to legal advice in limited areas of law. They do not provide criminal law advice or represent you in a criminal law case. This is mainly for someone who needs general advice and document reviews, not legal representation.

Rocket Lawyer $39.99 Per Month

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Legal Advice On Limited Areas Of Law

Rocket Lawyer provides mainly legal advice and document preparation and review on a limited number of legal topics. They do not provide advice or representation in criminal law matters. A legal plan should offer a substantial discount for representation on a wide variety of legal matters. Why pay more for less coverage? Get full coverage for less money with the Attorneys on Retainer program.

AVVO $39.95 Per Month

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Document Reviews and 15-Minute Consultations Only

AVVO offers 15-minute consultations and document reviews. There is very little useful advice an attorney can give you in 15-minutes. If you need representation this plan will not help you. At double the cost of our Attorneys on Retainer program, the AVVO legal plan just does not match up.

What is the Difference Between AOR and other Discount Legal Programs?

What is the Attorney On Retainer Program?

When searching for the best legal services program, you will find that there are several different programs to choose from. So why should you consider the Attorney On Retainer Program from the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm? When you become a member of the Attorney On Retainer Program, you will have an established attorney-client relationship with the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm. This means you will be able to obtain the professional legal services of our attorneys at a drastically reduced and extremely affordable rate.

Why is the Attorney On Retainer Program Different?

With other programs such as Legal Shield, you do not know who the attorney is that will be assigned to handle your legal matters. As a member of the Attorney on Retainer Program, you will be working with an attorney from the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm or one of their Of Counsel Attorneys. The Attorneys on Retainer program at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm is an opportunity to both secure a trusted law firm and to avoid paying outrageously high legal fees. Also, we do not charge you additional add-on fees for other services such as gun charges and business matters as Legal Shield does.

What is covered?

Any legal matter in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, *Estate Planning, *Family Law, Civil Rights, and Commercial Litigation. Estate Planning and Family Law matters will be handled by an attorney who is of counsel to the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm. In contingency matters, we reduce our normal rates as well.

How much does it cost to become a member? 

We have plans starting as low as $19.95 per month, as well as, family and group plans. Members will be able to have an attorney on retainer in the event they need legal services. Members will pay the reduced hourly rate of $175.00 an hour (the normal hourly rate is $650 an hour) for legal representation. For matters eligible for contingency fees, Members are entitled to the reduced initial contingency fee rate of 25% through settlement (33% if the case goes to trial) instead of the normal initial contingency fee rate of 33% or 45% (for trial) depending on the nature of the matter. Reduced contingency fees mean more money for you.

FAQ

Does Legal Shield include attorney hourly rates with their membership?

Yes, but chances are, you will never use them. The Legal Shield Basic Plan provides 60 hours of attorney time for the first year of membership. The first year the plan includes 2.5 hours pre-trial time and 57.5 hours of trial time. This plan may sound good at first, but Legal Shield knows what all attorneys know; it is very unlikely your case will ever make it to court. This is why all the time is allocated to trial time. They know you will probably never use it. That’s because 97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains. So, you will pay a reduced hourly rate for attorneys fees with Legal Shield as well. Also, their basic plan does not cover many legal matters such as gun-related and business-related matters without paying additional monthly fees. The Attorneys on Retainer program covers all these matters as well as others for the low monthly membership cost.

Can I wait and become a member when I need legal services?

No, you must be a member before needing legal services. Any legal matters that occurred before the date of membership in the program will not be covered.

Do you have other plans to cover other members of my family?

Yes, we have several other plans to choose from in addition to our Single Plan. You can also choose our Plus One Plan which allows you to add another person of your choice to your plan. The Family Plan is for up to four family members. If you still need more, you can select our Group Plan for 10 or more people.

Are there any discounts offered?

Yes, the monthly per person rate is discounted with the larger plans. For example, the Single Plan is $19.95 per month, and the Family Plan is only $16.95 per person.  Also, if you pay any membership in full for the year, you will also receive another 10% off the total purchase price.

Once you compare the other plans, the Attorneys on Retainer is the obvious choice. For $19.95 per month, you will have an attorney on retainer in the event you need legal representation. Unlike other legal plans that only offer you document reviews and legal advice on certain very specific areas of law. The Attorneys on Retainer program provides complete legal protection.

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How It Works

Members of the Attorneys on Retainer program will have an established attorney-client relationship with the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm such that the law firm remains available for legal representation in the event eligible legal services are needed by the Member. In addition, Members are entitled to drastically reduced hourly rates of $175.00 an hour or contingency fee rates (when permitted) for any of the applicable legal services. The non-refundable earned on receipt retainer fee to be a Member of the Attorneys on Retainer program is only $19.95 per month, after the initial sign up fee of $99.95 for the first month. * Eligible legal services are 1) services provided in Arizona or in such other jurisdictions where local counsel can be retained: and 2) subject to the Firm’s clearing of conflicts of interest.

Our Law Firm Represents Clients In The Areas Of:

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

DUI

PERSONAL INJURY

ACCIDENTS

WRONGFUL DEATH

VICTIM’S RIGHTS

CIVIL LITIGATION

ATTORNEY REFERRAL AREA OF PRACTICE

ESTATE PLANNING

FAMILY LAW

FINANCIAL COUNSELING

Monthly Fee for Membership

The non-refundable earned on receipt retainer fee to be a Member of the Attorneys on Retainer program is $19.95 per month. This monthly fee assures the Firms availability for members and is not a flat fee for legal services. Hourly fees for services are in addition to the monthly retainer fee. Clients may terminate the membership at any time upon written notice to the firm. Once the attorney/client relationship is terminated, the firm will move to withdraw as Clients counsel in all pending matters.

The hourly rate applies to legal fees only. Necessary and pre-approved expenses (such as transcripts, filing fees, and expert witness costs) are billed separately. Legal representation outside of the State of Arizona requires an additional fee for local counsel, as well as seeking pro hac vice admission where permitted. The attorneys currently employed at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm are admitted to practice law only in Arizona. The event giving rise to criminal prosecution must occur after membership in the program is paid in order for the reduced hourly rate to apply. All monthly retainer fees are only to ensure the attorney’s availability and are not a flat fee for certain services. As such, all fees are earned on receipt and non-refundable.  Members must deposit sufficient funds in the trust account to commence legal representation and replenish as necessary.

Reduced Legal Fees

For matters appropriate for hourly rates, Members are eligible to obtain applicable legal services from the law firm at the reduced hourly rate of $175.00 per hour instead of the normal hourly rate of $450 – $650.00 per hour for legal fees.  For matters eligible for contingency fees, Members are entitled to the reduced initial contingency fee rate of 25% through settlement (33% if the case goes to trial) instead of the normal initial contingency fee rate of 33% or 45% (for trial) depending on the nature of the matter.

All members will receive the same professional legal representation and personal attention from the staff as clients who pay the regular hourly or contingency rates.

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