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National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA)

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers - Litigation Services

7357 N. Ashland Boulevard, Suite 3, Chicago, Illinois 60626

Established: 2008

About Us

The National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional association for the legal fee analysis field. Our members provide a range of services on attorney fee and legal billing matters.

Courts and clients turn to us for expertise when attorney fees and expenses are at issue in large, complex cases. NALFA members are fully qualified attorney fee experts, special fee masters, bankruptcy fee examiners, fee dispute neutrals, and legal bill auditors. All our members follow Best Practices in Legal Fee Analysis.

NALFA Fact Sheet:

NALFA is an approved 501(c)(6) federal tax-exempt organization under the IRS Code.

NALFA is an A.M. Best Recommended Expert Service Provider (2008-Present).

NALFA has recommended qualified attorney fee experts on legal fee and billing matters ranging from $42,000-$500 million.

Since 2008, NALFA has hosted over 45 different CLE and professional development programs on attorney fees and legal billing topics. Our CLE faculty has included 20 sitting federal judges.

Every year, NALFA announces, “The Nation’s Top Attorney Fee Experts”.

Every year, NALFA conducts its Litigation Hourly Rate Survey, an hour rate survey of civil litigation in the U.S.

NALFA offers a Certificate in Ethical Billing & Reasonable Fees, the nation’s first and only certificate of its kind for registered guests of multiple CLE programs.

NALFA has established Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis, a peer-review driven code of professional conduct for professionals who routinely perform outside legal fee analysis.

NALFA’s News Blog covers jurisprudence and scholarship on reasonable attorney fees throughout the U.S.

NALFA filed Amicus Briefs in Worley v. Storage USA, Pipefitters v. Oakley in California appellate courts and in the landmark ADA case, Covington v. McNeese State University in the Louisiana Supreme Court.

NALFA has been cited or quoted by 21 different media outlets and/or publications: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, ALM’s American Lawyer, The Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg BNA, CNBC, Thomson Reuters, Insurance Journal, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Daily Journal, ALM’s Daily Business Review, ALM’s National Law Journal,, The Florida Bar Journal, Law 360, Politico, ALM’s, Missouri Lawyers Media, ALM’s Critical Mass, and Portland Business Journal, and Detroit Free Press.

NALFA houses a body of scholarship on reasonable attorney fees including surveys, reports, articles, and studies. NALFA also recognizes the nation’s most influential scholarship on attorney fees.

NALFA conducts custom hourly rate surveys for law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. A federal judge cited a NALFA hourly rate survey in his attorney fee award in the Vortens class settlement.

Services Rendered

  • Legal Fee Analysis
  • Legal Fee Disputes
  • Litigation Cost Matters
  • Attorney Fees and Legal Billing
  • Litigation Consulting
  • Analyze Attorney Fees in Fee-Shifting Litigation
  • Provide Expert Opinion on the Reasonableness of Attorney Fees
  • Counsel Businesses and In-House Counsel on Litigation Costs & Budgets
  • Assess Attorney Fees in Class Action Settlements
  • Establish Litigation Management and Legal Cost Containment Programs
  • Evaluate Legal Fees in Large Complex Litigation
  • Submit Affidavit Supporting or Opposing Attorney Fee Petition
  • Train Law Firms and Attorneys on Proper Billing Practices
  • Mediate High Stakes Legal Fee Disputes
  • Evaluate Underlying Defense Costs


Our members specialize in attorney fees and litigation costs. Their work and expertise are nationally respected by the judiciary, bar associations and legal scholars. They specialize in a number of areas including litigation management, attorney fee litigation, attorney fee dispute, professional responsibility, and legal ethics. Our members have testified in court as expert witnesses, published peer review articles, and saved clients millions on unreasonable attorney fees and litigation costs.

Service Area

Providing Services Nationwide

Personnel Information


  • Terence Jesse, Program Director

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