Don Frankenfeld’s hourly fee for consultation and analysis is $250 ($225 in South Dakota) plus expenses. A preliminary loss report, suitable for use in negotiations, discovery or deposition, can typically be completed for $1,000 to $1,500.
The minimum testimonial fee is $1,000. Defense engagements by their nature are usually more time-intensive than plaintiff’s engagements.
As a matter of professional responsibility, Don Frankenfeld contributes 10% of his otherwise billable time, or about 200 hours per year, to pro bono cases.
Generally, it is expected that the attorney will also be working pro bono, or at substantially reduced fees. Unless special provisions are made in advance, each pro bono case is limited to approximately 10 hours at no charge. Direct expenses are reimbursable.
Don has appeared in state and federal courts and has consulted with attorneys in New York, California, New Jersey, Texas, Iowa, South Dakota, Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, Massachusetts, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, and Wyoming.
Don is known for the clarity of his presentations. In addition to his lively narrative, he displays his conclusions in a crisp, colorful, easy-to-understand graphical format.
Don devotes approximately 10% of his caseload to Pro Bono work.