It is the intent and expectation of Stanley Law Firm that every client understand the billing policy. You are encouraged to review your monthly statements and ask questions.

Consultation Fee:

Consultation fees are required to be paid at the time of scheduling your appointment. If you decide to retain the services of Stanley Law Firm, the fee is applied to the retainer. Example below:

$1,500.00           Retainer Required

–      $      75.00 Consultation Fee already paid

=        $1,425.00           Balance due prior to beginning services

However, if Stanley Law Firm is not retained or declines to represent you, the fee is nonrefundable.

Payment Options:

We offer the following payment options:

  1. Flat Rate (pre-arranged total fee paid upfront)


  1. Limited Scope Representation (pre-arranged total fee paid upfront for representation relative to a specific task)


  1. Retainer* (lump sum paid up front and hourly fees deducted from payment; client is expected to replenish as necessary)


  1. Capped Fee – Retainer* (lump sum paid up front, deduction of hourly fees limited to prearranged capped fee and client DOES NOT REPLENISH)


  1. We DO NOT have a payment plan option.

All payments are completed via a secure payment link and deposited into the Stanley Law Firm IOLTA Trust Account in compliance with Iowa Trust Account Rules. You will receive regular statements showing details of activity and expenses incurred, reflecting the current balance of your trust account.

*All retainers are deposited into the Stanley Law Firm IOLTA Trust account. Current hourly rate is $ 150.00 per hour. Unused retainer funds deposited into the Trust account are refundable.