Every year, NALFA conducts an hourly rate survey of civil litigation in the U.S. NALFA has released the results from its 2020 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey. The survey results, published in The 2020 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report, shows billing rate data on the very factors that correlate to hourly rates in litigation:
- Geography / Location / Jurisdiction
- Years of Litigation Experience / Seniority
- Practice Area / Complexity of Case
- Law Firm / Law Office Size
This empirical survey and report provides macro and micro data of current hourly rate ranges for both defense and plaintiffs’ litigators, at various litigation experience levels, from large law firms to solo shops, in routine and complex litigation, and in the nation’s largest legal markets and beyond. This is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive survey or study on hourly billing rates in litigation. This data-intensive survey contains hundreds of data sets and thousands of data points covering dozens of relevant hourly rate variables. The survey was designed to aid litigators in comparing billing rates within a litigation peer group and proving billing rates in court and ADR.
The 2020 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report is divided into two parts, a free public portion and a private portion. The public portion contains only the survey totals. The data-rich private portion has the complete survey results including the raw data responses with percentages. The private portion is free to members of our network (i.e. members, faculty, and fellows) and the 2020 litigation survey respondents. The private portion is available for purchase to others.
This 2020 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report is now available for purchase. For more information on this, email NALFA Executive Director, Terry Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (312) 907-7275.