Our Clients

The DC Affordable Law Firm’s mission is to serve individuals and families whose income level is between 200% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (see the chart below), charging reduced rates for our legal services.

Although our mission specifically targets households in this range, we may help individuals outside of these income brackets under certain circumstances.

2018 Annual Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States

Household/
Family Size
200%250%300%350%400%
124,28030,35036,40042,49048,560
232,92041,15049,38057,61065,840
341,56051,95062,34072,73083,120
450,20062,75075,30087,850100,400
558,84073,55088,260102,970177,680
667,48084,350101,220118,090134,960
776,12095,150114,180133,210152,240
884,760105,950127,140148,330169,520

2018 Monthly Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States

Household/
Family Size
200%250%300%350%400%
12,023.332,529.173,035.003,540.834,046.67
22,743.333,429.174,115.004,800.835,486.67
33,463.334,329.175,195.006,060.836,926.67
44,183.335,229.176,275.007,320.838,366.67
54,903.336,129.177,355.008,580.839,806.67
65,623.337,.29.178,435.009,840.8311,246.67
76,343.337,929.179,515.0011,100.8312,686.67
87,063.338,829.1710,595.0012,360.8314,126.67

DCALF Legal Services by Practice Area

Our Fees

We provide initial consultations for a set fee of $100. At the initial consultation, clients meet with a DCALF attorney and receive preliminary legal advice. If there is then interest in having us provide further legal services and we agree to provide it either on a limited or full representation basis, we charge an hourly rate of $75 but may also provide services on a fixed fee basis. We are always willing to provide an estimate of fees and costs at the beginning of all cases to help clients budget for how much representation will cost. We are also willing to discuss payment plan agreements. Contact us at 202-844-5430 if you have any questions regarding our fees.

There are tens of thousands of DC residents who face eviction, disputes over child custody, and deportation on their own. DLA Piper is honored to have played a role in the founding of DCALF and now wants to do everything possible to get others involved to make it a permanent fixture in this community.

~ Ben Boyd, Partner and former Co-Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s Washington, DC office

DC Affordable Law Firm
1717 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006

Please click “Request a Consultation” below if you are interested in our firm’s services. A new window will open in your browser with an application to help determine if you qualify for assistance, and, if so, to get you started on the intake process. Someone at the DC Affordable Law Firm will then contact you about your case in the next 2-3 business days.

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