Getting involved in a billing dispute with a lawyer can be a long and drawn out process. And you legitimately may be wonder if you ask your lawyer questions about his legal bill or get into a prolonged discussion with him about his charges if you will not just be digging yourself into an even deeper financial hole.
Fortunately, getting into a discussion with your lawyer about his legal bills will not cause you to incur any further charges. This is because the ethics of the legal profession do not allow a lawyer to bill time to either prepare his bills to you or to answer any questions on those bills. See Inlow v. Estate of Inlow, 735 N.E.2d 240 (Ind. 2000); In re Meese, 907 F.2d 1192, 1203 (D.C. Cir. 1990). As I frequently tell people, getting lawyers to answer questions about the fee bills is about the only truly “free” service you can ever get from a lawyer!
But before you start questioning a lawyer over his fee bills, you need to know if you are in the right to raise questions about the legal bill. One way to know if you are in the right is to request a FREE legal bill evaluation from LegalBillAudit.com. If your legal bills total $10,000 or more, just go to the “Request an Evaluation” page and upload your legal bills. You will receive a FREE legal bill evaluation within 5 business days.