Had to buy a new pair of Costas. Luckily I went to a top tier law school and charge $375 an hour. TFM.

  1. Wastinshells

    if your charging 375 and hour your making well over 500k a year. I dont see why you need to come on TFM and brag about buying costas.

    13 years ago at 12:26 pm
    1. Today I Fratted

      We needed proof that all people who could afford a second pair of costas hadn’t left the site.

      13 years ago at 12:28 pm
    2. Pi Alpha

      What you charge and what you earn are not related. A first year staff at a Big Four accounting firm charges clients ~$250 per hour, while they get paid a starting salary of $45,000-65,000, depending on location.

      13 years ago at 3:54 pm
    3. postgradsratty

      First year associate starting salary at a big firm is in the 100,000s. If you’re making 45-65 then you might be a public defender.

      13 years ago at 6:56 pm
  2. Davy Crockett

    Are you 40 years old? Only partners can get away with charging that much. Either that or you have your own firm and are full of yourself and think that’s a reasonable rate.

    But on second thought, over-charging for legal fees is FaF.

    13 years ago at 12:28 pm
    1. the tiger

      Are you serious? First year associates at any major market big firm bill out at $300–$350.

      13 years ago at 12:57 pm
    2. Alfred Marshall

      Yeah, but they personally don’t bring in anywhere near that much. Billings to clients at a big firm does not equate to income.

      13 years ago at 1:10 pm
    3. Todd McChay

      Alfred Marshall, we’re talking about billings not income. You’re an idiot.

      Davy Crockett, unless you’re practicing law in fucking North Dakota or something, partners at real firms are charging at least $600/hr. I know at my brothers firm in Chicago partners bill out at $750/hr.

      All of that being said, this was a shitty TFM and never should’ve been posted in the first place.

      13 years ago at 1:52 pm
    4. Davy Crockett

      There’s a difference between what attorneys charge for in court work vs. out of court work. The partners at the firm I work for (in Houston) charge about $350 an hour (depending on whether they are of counsel or a regular partner) for work out of court and around $700 an hour (again, depends on the attorney) for in court work. So either this guy is a 40+ year old creeping around on a college-geared website or is a recent grad who is completely full of himself.

      Or he’s completely making this shit up.

      13 years ago at 5:19 pm
    5. tradstar

      Senior partners at the big firms are routinely hitting close to or higher than $1000/hr

      13 years ago at 7:05 pm
    6. Delta 1878

      Super Exec senior partners in the top 5 biggest firms in the world charge upwards of $15,000/min

      13 years ago at 8:48 pm
  3. DeltaChiOrDie

    This is so cool…he has enough money to buy things he wants…and he can tell us about them on the internet!

    13 years ago at 12:32 pm
    1. Grizzly_Fratams

      Well if it is from Mr. Thomas Fitz I’d imagine his time is valuable so if you can keep it under an hour then it shouldn’t be anymore than $375.

      13 years ago at 6:57 pm