Stephen Foster takes many cases on contingency. This approach has been common in “personal injury” type cases for many decades. For some reason, this is not done in other types of cases. Stephen Foster takes more business, construction, stock fraud cases, etc… on contingency than almost any other attorney. He does this because he think that the typical “generate a ridiculous amount of ‘billable hours’ and soak the client approach” is outdated and not fair to the client. Sometimes attorneys that are compensated by this approach focus too much on generating paperwork that may or may not be necessary.
Any client that wants to be billed by the hour is welcome to choose that method. Generally speaking, however, Stephen Foster’s clients care more about the results they receive than the time and effort spent obtaining them. In any case, all consultations, whether on the phone or in person, are always free.