Need Legal Research and Writing Assistance?
I am a California-licensed attorney who works exclusively for attorneys and legal organizations providing legal research and writing services on a project-by-project basis. I am a former judicial law clerk for a federal judge in San Diego and currently reside in Oxnard, CA.
Contact: [email protected]
E-mail is the best way to reach me initially so that I can clear conflicts before any substantive discussions.
Note: I do not represent individuals. I only work for other attorneys.
Why hire a research attorney? Outsourcing work to a freelance or research attorney gives hiring attorneys greater flexibility in dealing with the natural ebbs and flows of litigation, without having to pay the salary and benefits of a full-time associate.
Did you know? You can add a surcharge to a research attorney’s fees when billing your client. According to ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 00-420, the rules of professional conduct allow attorneys to bill their clients for outsourced legal services in one of two ways: (1) as an expense, or (2) as a legal service. If a hiring attorney bills the client for my services as a legal service, they are allowed to add a “reasonable” surcharge. Such a fee arrangement is ethical under the California Rules of Professional Responsibility as long as the fee is not unconscionable (see California Rule of Professional Responsibility 4-200) and the hiring attorney satisfies the requirements of California Business and Profession code §§6147-6148 and 6068(m).