What is a retainer?

A retainer is an amount specified in your Retainer Agreement that you pay in advance of services performed. Throughout your case, any costs for work conducted will be deducted from your retainer. You may be asked to replenish your retainer during your case or, if your case is resolved before all funds are used from you retainer, any unearned amount will be returned to you.

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