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Neenstookem : I was watching this show that takes place in L.A and the lawyer said he makes 800$ an hour is that common for lawyers or just for lawyers in L.A? How much do lawyers make on average?

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OBvallie : Only the best do. But that is really uncommon. Try maybe $100 an hour.
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Wropoulkili : The top lawyers in their field command $ 800.00 an hour, sometimes more.
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toribhibbleri : No.

There may be a very small handful (like, fewer than 10 or 20) of elite, experienced lawyers in places like LA or New York that bill their clients $800 an hour, but that money goes to the firm they work for to cover all sorts of various expenses. Thats not how much they are actually making on an hourly basis. Plus, they don't work 40 hours a week at that rate, they may bill out 10-20 hours a week at that rate.

Most lawyers make between $80,000-120,000/year, depending on experience and location. Recent grads usually make 50,000-60,000/year unless they finished right at the top of their class and are working for an elite firm.

A very very very small percentage of lawyers in the country might make over a million per year, but it is very very rare.
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toribhibblerg : Lawyers make a lot of money but that much an hour is probably too much
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UnesyHekances : Some very high-priced lawyers might bill $800 per hour - but this would probably not be how much they earn.

I bill at $250 per hour. This is how much a client pays for my time to work on his/her case. But I generally make about $50 to $75 per hour. The billable hours don't just pay my salary. This covers payroll (for the administrative staff), rent, equipment, insurance, training, etc.)
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celtics22 : Around LA I think the going rate is usually 100-200$ an hour. 800+ an hour is for the best of the best elite lawyers, It is certainly not average.
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islightina : i brought a house after i moved out of my old house. my old house i was renting it to a private doctor who wanted to open their own medical office there. They didn't pay their rent and was eventually removed. later on another person who wanted to buy my house because i know longer needed the house and needed cash. the person who wanted to buy my house forged the deed without paying me. I lost half a million dollar which was the cost of that house and on top of that the forger sold half the house to my lawyer. now i didn't know this until the very end because i was in my country at that time. so now its been 5 years and the case that i took to court is shut down. What can i do ? and how can i fix it? how do i get my house back ? i really want my house back... right now i'm living in a house that is in foreclosure and will be taken away from my family and i.( i have 5 kids. 2 wife. and my daughter in law = 11 of us all together) i screwed my family big time.
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voitrolovon : You can get it back,only if u have a perfect lawyer
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gusladdnet : Perhaps you'll be made whole if you find a better lawyer and file complaints with your state's boards who oversee lawyers, doctors, title companies and the local courts. They all sound like shysters that can be sued for professional misconduct and fraud.
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