Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Serious personal injury and wrongful death
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate
  • Business Organization



Our minimum retainer is $1,000.00.  Whether the retainer is phrased as refundable or non-refundable, you are entitled to a refund of any unearned part of the retainer at the end of the case.

About Fees:

Our fees may be charged as flat fees or hourly fees.  A flat fee means that you will pay no more and no less than an amount upon which we agree.  Flat fees are typically charged for wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

Hourly fees, which are charged against retainers, are used in those cases where the time spent varies widely from case to case.  Hourly fees are typically charged for probates, guardianships and conservatorship, and litigation.

We charge a lower hourly rate for paralegal time than for attorney time.  We use the paralegal, always under the attorney’s supervision, to keep the overall fees down whenever possible.


Legal Disclaimer: The information at this web site is for advertising and general information purposes.  This information is not intended to be legal advice fo ryou to rely on.  We recommend you contact the firm for specific questions.  You may communicate with us by mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone.  You should be aware, however, that we do not represent you, no attorney-client relationship is established, and any information you give us may not be held in confidence, until and unless we agree to represent you.  You should therefore be careful not to include sensitive information in communication to us until Mr. Updike agrees to represent you, even if only for a consultation.  Once we accept you as a client, all communications are confidential with only some exceptions provided by rules of law and ethics.

Law Offices of Ted Updike, PLLC
1839 S. Alma School Road, Suite 205
Mesa, AZ 85210-3002