My 26-year old son hired a NY law firm for a civil action. They worked on his case but sent all the bills to the wrong address for the duration of the case. That means for seventeen months someone in North Carolina was getting a detailed bill which, to some extent, also revealed the legal strategy.
I am not questioning the accuracy of the legal bills. However, if my son had received regular monthly bills he would have dropped the case when the legal costs hit $20,000. The bill is for $89,000. My son earns $42,000. Is there a negotiator who could bring the bill down?
(I am an economist and am used to companies negotiating payments of as little as 7 to 23 cents to the dollar on corporate and sovereign bonds.)