Success – Vacate a Default Judgment


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Client hires Attorney to provide legal services by seeking to obtain a Stipulation to Vacate Default Judgment and  filing the Stipulation and an Answer to the complaint with the Court. If the judgment is vacated, a Client may defend himself or herself and/or negotiate settlement. This scope does not include lawsuit defense, debt settlement, but Client may retain Attorney for those services. The provision of services in any matter not described above will require a separate written agreement.


Client agrees to be truthful with Attorney, to cooperate, to keep Attorney informed of any information or developments which may come to Client’ attention, to abide by this Agreement, to pay Attorney’s bills on time, and to keep Attorney advised of Client’ address, telephone number and whereabouts. Client will assist Attorney in providing necessary information and documents. Client agrees to communicate with Attorney using Attorney’s MyCase case management system.


Client agrees to pay Attorney  $400.00 for this service, which usually requires Attorney to spend approximately 2.5 hours working on the Client’s Case.  Fees are fully earned upon receipt and credit does not expire.  Remaining credit can be applied to any other service within Attorney’s scope of practice. In rare cases, about 1 out of 10,  Attorney may be required to work longer on a case.  In the rare instance where more work is required, Attorney will advise Client and, if client agrees, Attorney will bill additional work at the rates stated below.  Client is also responsible for payment of the filing fee due to the Court.


Client agrees to pay by the hour at Attorney’s rate for all time spent on Client’s matter by Attorney’s legal personnel. Current hourly rates for legal personnel are as follows:

Principle Attorney $250/hour
Associate Attorney $125/hour
Non-Attorney Staff $75/hour

Time is charged in minimum units of one-tenth (0.1) of an hour.


Attorney will incur various costs and expenses in performing legal services under this Agreement. Client agrees to pay for all costs, disbursements and expenses in addition to the hourly fees. The costs and expenses commonly include messenger and other delivery fees, express postage, excessive photocopying and other excessive reproduction costs, and investigation expenses. Except for the items listed below, all costs and expenses will be charged at Attorney’s cost.

Mileage: IRS Rate


Client may discharge Attorney at any time. Attorney may withdraw with Client’s consent or for good cause. Good cause includes Client’ breach of this Agreement, refusal to cooperate or to follow Attorney’s advice on a material matter, or any fact or circumstance that would render Attorney’s continuing representation unlawful or unethical.


Nothing in this Agreement and nothing in Attorney’s statements to Client will be construed as a promise or guarantee about the outcome of the matter. Attorney makes no such promises or guarantees. Attorney’s comments about the outcome of the matter are expressions of opinion only. Any estimate of fees given by Attorney shall not be a guarantee. Actual fees may vary from estimates given.