If you think your divorce lawyer is costing you a lot of money, note that lawyers at some of New York’s law firms are now billing $1,000 an hour, according to Debra Cassens Weiss in the American Bar Association Journal.

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog has proclaimed these lawyers members of the Thousand-Dollar Bar.

Mike Dillon, general counsel for Sun Microsystems Inc., told the Wall Street Journal “One thousand dollars for very seasoned lawyers who can solve complex problems doesn’t seem to be inappropriate.” After all, we pay sports figures and actors more than that per hour.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I paid TWENTY-DOLLARS for the last baseball game I attended. I paid FIVE for the last movie I saw with Brad Pitt.

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