Every year, NALFA conducts an hourly rate survey of civil litigation in the U.S. Today, NALFA released the results from its 2021 hourly rate survey. The survey results, published in The 2021 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report, shows billing rate data on the very factors that correlate directly to hourly rates in litigation:
City / Geography
Years of Litigation Experience / Seniority
Position / Title
Practice Area / Complexity of Case
Law Firm / Law Office Size
This empirical survey and report provides micro and macro data of current hourly rate ranges for both defense and plaintiffs’ litigators, at various experience levels, from large law firms to solo shops, in regular and complex litigation, and in the nation’s largest markets. This data-intensive survey contains hundreds of data sets and thousands of data points covering all relevant billing rate categories and variables. This is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive survey or study on hourly billing rates in litigation.
This is the second year NALFA has conducted this survey on billing rates. The 2021 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report contains new cities, additional categories, and more accurate variables. These updated features allow us to capture new and more precise billing rate data. Through our propriety email database, NALFA surveyed thousands of litigators from across the U.S. Over 8,400 qualified litigators fully participated in this hourly rate survey. This data-rich survey was designed to aid litigators in proving their lodestar rates in court and comparing their rates to their litigation peers.
The 2021 Litigation Hourly Rate Survey & Report is now available for purchase. For more on this survey, email NALFA Executive Director Terry Jesse at email@example.com or call us at (312) 907-7275.