Is a Flat Fee Refundable?

A Flat Fee is generally not refundable.  You are paying for the attorney to handle your case, not for the amount of time the attorney spends on your case.  Also, Arizona State Bar rules prohibit an attorney from promising a particular result.  Therefore, there cannot be any sort of money-back guarantee. However, if you or the attorney end the client-attorney relationship before the job is done (see: Scope of Representation), the client may be entitled to a refund.  In such an instance, the attorney adds up all the time spent on the case and applies his or her hourly rate. If there is any money left over, that is refunded to the client.