Fees & Retainer

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Our rates are mid-range for Colorado - you can probably find attorneys who charge less, and most certainly those who charge more - but without bringing any greater skills or experience to the table.  We challenge you to find a more dedicated team of lawyers with our experience and focus who provide better value for money.  For your convenience we accept cash, check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express.

Family Law

Consultations.  No lawyer can afford the time commitment necessary to talk to everyone who needs help. If this is your first visit to us, we offer a reduced rate one-hour $175 initial consultation. During that meeting, we tell you what you need to know with real answers, not fluff or a sales pitch, like many attorneys do. We're not going to waste your time or ours - if you can handle a case yourself, we'll explain how.  If you need a Colorado Springs divorce or family lawyer, we'll try to give you a realistic estimate of what it would cost. And, if you decide to retain our services in representation within 45 days of your initial consultation, and your initial retainer fee is $2500 or higher, we’ll credit the consult fee back into your trust account, so your consultation is effectively free of charge.

Fees.  Cases are handled hourly, at $345 per hour for attorney time, and $155 per hour for paralegal time.  This is billed from a retainer which you deposit in advance, and it goes into a client trust account owned by YOU, not the lawyer.  You'll get a monthly accounting of work done, and your balance remaining.

Retainer. The retainer is typically $7500 for family law matters ranging from divorce to parenting cases to annulment, and $3500 for child support modifications and contempt actions. Depending upon the complexity or simplicity of your case, the actual retainer may be higher or lower. When your Colorado family law case is over, if the retainer exceeds the fees, you get a refund. If your retainer is depleted before the case is completed, you will need to deposit more money.

Our retainer is realistic, not a bait & switch.  You can call around and find a Colorado family law attorney who will quote you a $1000-$1500 retainer.  But look at his/her hourly rate, probably over $250, and then ask honestly: how much can be accomplished on your case in the 4-6 hours of time you just paid for? 

Criminal Defense

Consultations.  Spend 30 minutes talking to one of our criminal defense lawyers at no charge, and learn what to expect in your case.  We can also visit potential clients who are incarcerated, but due to the time involved in traveling to the Criminal Justice Center in El Paso County, we require an advance fee of $345 for the visit.

Fees & Retainer.  We generally handle criminal cases with a flat fee, rather than hourly, to give you predictability in what to expect.  However, hourly fees may be available, depending upon your case and the lawyer involved.

Medical Marijuana

Consultations. Spend up to 1 hour with Clifton Black at our attorney rate of $350 discussing both your questions and current regulations regarding Medical Marijuana, whether you're opening a dispensary or are a patient/caregiver wanting to know your rights.

Fees & Retainer. Both hourly and annual fee agreements are available, which can be discussed at the time of your initial consultation.

Contact Our Office to Schedule Your Initial Consultation

We're Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Black & Graham, PC
2 N Cascade Ave, 11th Floor, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-328-1616 Fax: 719-630-8495

You can contact our office at the number above, or complete the web form to your right, and one of our staffers will contact you regarding the scheduling of your initial consultation. Click here to learn more about our firm's initial consultations.