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How We are Paid

No Recovery, No Fees

“How will I pay my lawyer” is a common question clients ask. Law firms can work on many different fee arrangements with clients. Some work hourly or take a flat fee for their services. Our experience in representing defrauded investors over many years has taught us that victims of investment fraud or negligence are in no position to pay lawyers out of their pocket. They have already lost enough. At Stoltmann Law Offices, we work on a contingency fee basis with our investor clients.

This means the fee for our services is a percentage of what the client recovers. For example, if the client recovery is $100,000, the fee will be a percentage of the $100,000. If there is no recovery, our services are free.

This contingency fee arrangement aligns the interests of the attorney and the client and provides a financial incentive for the attorney to maximize the recovery. The more the client gets, the larger the fee for the attorney. More importantly, this arrangement means the client doesn’t have to shell-out funds to pay his or her attorney.

Multiple, Creative Approaches to Fees for Our Litigation Clients

Stoltmann Law Offices Commercial Litigation Group encourages prospective clients to consider an alternative fee arrangement for all litigation matters. Unlike most firms whose fee arrangements are based solely on hours, Stoltmann Law Office’s alternative fee arrangements can take the form of a fixed fee, a fixed monthly retainer, a partial contingency fee, or pure contingency in which no attorney fees are paid unless we recover money. We base our fees on results, not time spent.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Working with Joe was an absolute pleasure considering the unfortunate situation I was dealing with! He’s very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He kept me informed in all aspects of my case in a timely manner. Whenever I contacted him with a question he responded quickly. His expertise came through for me! I would highly recommend him! Joanne
★★★★★
I hired Joe and his firm Stoltmann Law office to represent me in a case where my investment guy had lost a substantial amount of money in my account. He invested in some very speculative energy stocks which should not have been in my portfolio due to my request for a very conservative investment portfolio. I was very impressed and satisfied with the representation and negotiations on my behalf by Joe and Stoltmann Law offices and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who would be in need of a very fine firm. Anonymous
★★★★★
Never having a need to file suit against anyone, let alone a major multi-national brokerage firm, I was at a loss to find a legal firm to assist me. After much searching, I found Stoltmann Law Offices, PC. They were very diligent and professional in the handling of my case and I am glad that I retained their services. I would definitely refer them to anyone seeking similar help. Donald F.