Information for our Clients
A statement of our rates is available at any time upon request. We bill our clients a minimum of 0.3 hours for any time incurred.
Costs and Expenses
Harris Sliwoski may incur costs and expenses on your behalf that we will charge to you. Examples of such expenses may include court filing fees, translator fees, foreign attorney fees, deposition and transcript fees, consulting or expert witness fees and expenses, computerized legal research, travel expenses, messenger services, and other similar costs. Though out-of-pocket expenses are your responsibility and we assume no liability for payment, we may act on your behalf by advancing payment to third parties if your account is current.
Attorneys are required by their ethical rules to maintain client confidences. We take this and all of our other ethical obligations very seriously.
We add a 1% per month late payment charge to accounts not paid within thirty days of invoicing. If we are required to bring suit to collect fees from you, the prevailing party in that suit will be entitled to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
Termination of Services
We reserve the right to cease performing legal services and to terminate our representation for any reason consistent with the ethical rules, including for nonpayment of legal fees or expenses incurred on your behalf. We may obtain a lien on any of your documents in our possession and on the proceeds of any judgment or settlement entered in your favor to assure we receive payment in full.
Our relationship and any issues that arise from that relationship will be governed by Washington State law and any disputes will be resolved by arbitration in Seattle before an agreed upon arbitrator pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
File Retention Policy
When we complete our work on your matter, we will close our file and place it in storage. We will then destroy the files when allowed to do so, unless you gave us other disposition instructions at the time of our opening the matter.
The information on this site is not meant to be legal advice about a specific legal problem, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. Due to the importance of the specific facts of every matter, the generalizations we make on this website do not apply to every case and changes in the law could make them obsolete. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Our attorneys are admitted to practice only in those jurisdictions set forth in their biographies.
Please feel free to contact us at any time.