How much do lawyers charge in California?
The typical lawyer in California charges between $164 and $422 per hour. Costs vary depending on the type of lawyer, so review our lawyer rates table to find out the average cost to hire an attorney in California.
|Practice Type||Average Hourly Rate|
|Civil Rights/Constitutional Law||$398|
|Commercial/Sale of Goods||$390|
|Wills & Estates||$346|
About Clio’s Hourly Rate Data for Lawyers (Updated 2021)
Clio's hourly rate data is based on aggregated and anonymized data from tens of thousands of legal professionals using Clio. Each year, this data is analyzed and published within the Legal Trends Report, which provides ongoing, in-depth research into the most pressing issues faced by legal professionals.