How much do lawyers charge in Illinois?

The typical lawyer in Illinois charges between $133 and $388 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 Illinois.

Practice Type Average Hourly Rate
Administrative $275
Appellate $243
Bankruptcy $388
Business $291
Civil Litigation $297
Collections $293
Commercial/Sale of Goods $313
Contracts $356
Corporate $312
Criminal $240
Employment/Labor $343
Family $284
Government $159
Immigration $360
Insurance $371
Intellectual Property $370
Juvenile $133
Mediation/Arbitration $277
Personal Injury $308
Real Estate $326
Small Claims $165
Tax $246
Traffic Offenses $177
Trusts $305
Wills & Estates $283
Worker's Compensation $171

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the hourly rate of a lawyer in Illinois?

The average hourly rate for a lawyer in Illinois is between $133 and $388 per hour.

How much does a family lawyer charge in Illinois?

The average hourly rate for a family lawyer in Illinois is $284 per hour.

How much does a civil litigation lawyer charge in Illinois?

The average hourly rate for a civil litigation lawyer in Illinois is $297 per hour.

What is the highest paid type of lawyer in Illinois?

Bankruptcy attorneys are the highest paid type of lawyer in Illinois, earning $388 per hour on average.

What is the lowest paid type of lawyer in Illinois?

Juvenile attorneys are the lowest paid type of lawyer in Illinois, earning $133 per hour on average.