Fee Dispute Hotline
(312) 907-7275

Assisting with High-Stakes Attorney Fee Disputes


Our Benefits

Our goal is to provide members of our network with the tools, resources, and opportunities to promote their fee expertise, highlight their work, and expand their knowledge base of ethical billing and reasonable fees.


Follow Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis

NALFA members pledge to follow the Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis.  Our best practice measures represent the professional mainstream of outside legal fee analysis.  In observing these peer review driven standards, our members can assure their clients that they will receive integrity in the process and reliability in the results.

New Client Referrals

For members, as an A.M. Best's Client Recommended Expert Service Provider, law firms, insurers, and corporations (both fee-seeking and fee-challenging) routinely turn to NALFA on a range of large, complex attorney fee and legal billing matters.  We refer these clients to our membership, and in certain cases recommend specific members.  In addition to specific NALFA cases, we also provide members with client leads and opportunities.

Annual Hourly Rate Survey & Report

Every year, NALFA conducts an hourly rate survey of civil litigation in the U.S.  This is the nation's largest and most comprehensive survey or study on hourly billing rates in litigation.  Upon publication, all members of our network (members, faculty, fellows, and registered survey participants) will receive  a copy of the survey and report at no cost.

Professional Certificate of Qualification

Upon joining NALFA, members will receive a professional certificate of qualification.  This professional certificate shows that they are certified in their member category and follow Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis.  NALFA also provides a name-specific logo for members to display on their website and/or on social media accounts.

Access to Our News Blog

All members of our network members will get full access to our News Blog.  Our News Blog covers news on legal billing and attorney fee matters.  We provide the latest jurisprudence and scholarship on  billing and fee matters from across the U.S.  NALFA routinely sends out email newsletters with links to blog headlines.  This newsletter also features a section to highlight individual members.

Listing in Our Membership Directory

Members of our network (members, faculty, and fellows) will be listed on our online membership directory.  This listing contains all the revevant contact information.  NALFA also provides members with profiles quotes.  These profiles quotes are based on bio, CV, case summaries, and case materials provided to and verified by NALFA.

Promote News in Our News Blog

All members of our network can promote news in our News Blog, the only blog specifically devoted to attorney fee and legal billing issues from across the nation.  All members of our network can take advantage to reach a national audience by posting news, articles, and announcements in our News Blog, a heavily trafficked website and a great source for attorney fee and legal billing information.

Free CLE Programs

NALFA hosts CLE programs on attorney fee and legal billing topics.  All our programs (live and on-demand) are free for all members of our network.  This amounts to 12 hours of free educational programming in one year.  Our CLE programs are the perfect opportunity for members to build on their knowledge base and remain proficient in legal fee analysis.

Podcast Interview Opportunities

NALFA hosts a popular podcast series, "LAW - Litigators At Work".  NALFA interviews members of our network on their background, area of expertise, and on other attorney fee and legal billing issues.  These podcasts are done in a relaxed and casual format.  Our podcasts are featured in our emails, social media networks, and available on our website and other platforms, and free to all.

Network Logo & Social Media Promotion

All members of our network will receive a name-specific logo for display purposes.  Members of our network can use this logo on their website and social media accounts.  Throughout the year, NALFA will also promote individual members of our network on its social media accounts.

CLICK HERE (pdf) for more membership information or contact Terry Jesse, NALFA Executive Director, at (312) 907-7275 (direct) or email terry@thenalfa.org.