What are retainers and why do they vary from case to case?

What are retainers and why do they vary? Think of retainers as a security deposit for your case when you're initiating your case. We don't know how much it's going to cost, we don't know what's going to come up. So we take an advance fee deposit that goes into our trust account that says we have X amount of dollars in order to be able to work on your case until we're going to need an additional deposit. The reason that they will vary is depending on number one, where you're at your case. The closer you are to trial, the more the retainer would have to be. How complex is your case and which legal team are you working with? Each of our attorneys have a different hourly rate depending on their expertise and the complexity of your case. So in our case evaluation, we will make that recommendation based on all those factors.