The term legal fees are mostly used to pay the lawyer for his/her time and effort. Legal fees vary for various reasons such as based on the region, type of case, lawyers’ experience, etc. Legal fees include court costs and litigation, lawyer fees, expert witness fees, and court reporter fees. Lawyers charge their fee basically an hourly rate and sometimes it’s a paid set fee based on the lawyer’s hourly rate. The United States racks up more than 40 million lawsuits every year. Broken contracts, protecting property, and recovering damages rank high on the list. But compensation is the number one motivator. AT the first time meeting with a lawyer discuss in detail your case, that he can understand he can take your case or not. If he agrees to take your case then discuss the payment method.