Soreide Law Group charges $3,500 for representation of student Applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for an investigative hearing and $4,500 for out of state attorneys applying to the Florida Bar. For Formal Hearings before the Board we charge between $7,500 to $10,000, depending on a number of factors such as, if there are depositions that will be needed, the complexity of the issues, the number of witnesses that need to be prepared, and if you are a student applicant or an out of state attorney.
Many attorneys would never publicize their rates because many do what is commonly referred to as “value billing,” meaning that they charge their clients the maximum that they perceive they can afford. There is a huge disparity in what people charge even for an investigative hearing which ranges from $2,500 to $15,000, which is based off my knowledge of what applicants have shared with me.
As an attorney who has represented applicants before the Board for over a decade and having done hundreds of appearances in character hearings before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, I am well justified in being at the top of the range. The purpose of this post is to inform the public that there are several (including myself) seasoned attorneys that charge below $5,000 for an investigative hearing. It pains me to hear from an applicant who is heading to a formal hearing who paid $6,000 or more to an attorney that touted his “reputation” and years of experience as his reason for his outrageous billing only to learn that the attorney under prepared the client and offered little to no evidence to the Board in support of their client at the hearing.
Buyer beware that you have other options that offer substantial value and maximum efforts on your behalf for their services. Don’t get oversold on someone having a good “relationship” with the Board because the Board is evaluating YOU and not the attorney sitting next to you.
For a FREE consultation for your investigative or formal hearing before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners call 888-760-6552.
If you feel Soreide Law Group isn’t the right fit for you we are happy to provide names of other reasonably priced, highly skilled attorneys who regularly appear before the Board.