Trust Contingency Fees | Bridging the Representation Gap
- December 4, 2023 - Trust Litigation,
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. At Hackard Law we represent heirs and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation. We do this on a contingency fee basis.
Clients often tell us that they don’t have the money to hire us on an hourly basis. Their budgets just don’t support it. We know this is true – studies show that forty to sixty percent of middle-class legal needs are unable to be met by existing legal services.
We’re grateful to be able to help some families on a contingency fee basis. The contingency fee agreement allocates a certain percentage of the recovery to the lawyer. We can’t and don’t take all cases offered to us. We must exercise discretion in what we take.
There are many factors to consider. Time, place of litigation, amounts in controversy, statutes of limitation, and standing among them. We bear a significant risk in taking a case on a contingent-fee basis.
A contingency fee is essentially a gamble on a result. Experience and study are certainly factors that help us in estimating the risk involved. This experience allows us to focus on what we know – in our case – estate and trust litigation for heirs and beneficiaries.
If you would like to speak with us about your case, call us at Hackard Law: 916-313-3030. We’ll be happy to talk with you.
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Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. [ Attorney Bio ]
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