Billing Methods

Doucet Gerling Co., L.P.A.

Hourly Billing

Most of our business work and complex litigation is billed hourly, with payments due on the first of the month.

Flat Fee

Some work is quoted and billed as a flat dollar amount.  Real estate closings, business drafting, and criminal defense work is billed this way.


Few of our cases are billed on a percentage contingency basis.  However, we regularly accept cases on an hourly forgiveness model where we seek to recover our hourly lode star from the other side if we prevail.

Flat Payments

Clients who cannot pay the firm's full bill each month are able to pay a set amount each month towards their bill.  Most foreclosure work is billed this way, with a forgiveness function if payments are timely made.