Expenses are the costs in a case that the client is responsible for paying. These costs are in addition to the fee paid to the attorney. Expenses vary from case to case but an experienced attorney should be able to give you a good estimate of the expenses you may face for your type of case.
Typical costs include: filing fees, service of process, depositions, expert witness fees, travel expenses, long-distance telephone calls, outgoing fax, Federal Express, courier services, and delivery charges, photocopying, and online database retrieval charges (Lexis, Westlaw, etc.).
Burges McCowan will always explain the expenses a client may face in a case and consult with the client before incurring those costs. A client should never be surprised with extra costs in a case.