From the first time you meet someone from DuffyAmedeo, you will recognize that this is a very different type of law firm. DuffyAmedeo was founded because the co-founding partners wanted the opportunity to serve clients in the middle market more efficiently. Although Mr. Duffy and Mr. Amedeo were both trained and worked for large established firms in the past, they witnessed many members of the firm turn away clients from the middle market saying that the price model established by the firm did not allow them representation by that firm. DuffyAmedeo seeks to correct that flaw in the legal market.
At DuffyAmedeo, our attorneys take on each representation at a flat rate or contingency rate. Have you ever hired an attorney who estimated the cost of the representation only to find out that the tasks took longer than he/she expected? You may have been able to negotiate that bill down a bit. At the end of the negotiations, you paid more than what you believed it would cost you. This is because the attorney charged you by the billable hour. So, if things happen to take longer
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than the attorney expected, the attorney expects that you will pay the bill anyway. This is how it has been in the legal profession since about 1975.
Today, DuffyAmedeo hopes to lead our profession into a new era. After you meet with attorneys from DuffyAmedeo, we will put in writing, not an estimate, but a FIXED FEE COMMITMENT with exactly what you can expect to receive in exchange for your payment of that fee. This means that if things take longer than we expect them to take, you will still pay the same price.
The effect of this has several wonderful implications. First, once we are able to come to an agreement on the price, there is nothing to stand in the way of our working together to get the job done. Second, once the engagement is complete, there is no chance that there will be a surprise bill coming to you because we have already agreed upon a set price. If we work efficiently, we will end up making more per hour than before, if not we will end up making less per hour than we estimate. However, the risk is ours and not yours.