Quote of the Day - While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass.
Hourly rates generally run between $80 and $1,000, depending on location, education, experience, and track record, among other things.
But some lawyers' rates can be astronomical, and some cases can cost the GNP of a small country.
Take, for example, the battle between South Carolina's rural schools and its legislature. So far, over the course of ten years, lawyers have racked up over $10,000,000. The rural schools have been classified as poor. And they can afford those fees?
Compare that to the little (ok, not so little) York, PA. They can't fix their potholes, buy fire equipment, and even replace toilet paper rolls. But, they want to spend $37,000 for a lawyer for the City Council.
Then there's the Exxon Valdez case, where the 60 winning law firms earned over $1.3 billion.
When you win, your lawyer is worth it. But usually, one side loses in each case.
Is there a solution to this question?