A. Although our initial consultation is free, you can expect to incur expenses related to preparing a damages exhibit for purposes of mediation and/or arbitration. If the case does not settle (the majority do) then an expert witnesses may have to be retained to testify on your behalf. Though we are essentially experts ourselves, we--as your attorneys--cannot testify. We have retained the services of numerous nationally recognized experts in the securities industry. We also charge a one time "sundry costs" fee for courier and mailing costs, photocopying costs and any other incidental expenses incurred by The Portman Law Firm in pursuit of a client's claim. Other legal fees will be discussed in advance.