Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group bills on an hourly fee-for-services rendered basis in tenth-of-an-hour increments. To avoid conflicts of interest and unnecessary collection costs, we require most new clients to sign a retainer agreement and pay for the total amount of the estimate before the investigation begins. We base estimates on the time and complexity of the investigation and the likelihood that we will be called upon to provide testimony.
We use a two-tiered rate structure for partners and associate investigators. The firm's managing partner is Philip Becnel. Work performed by Benjamin Dinolt of Dinolt (UK) Ltd. is billed at the partner rate. Associates are employees of our firm who are licensed to perform investigations, or they are unlicensed employees or contractors who may perform non-investigative tasks in support of the investigation. Some cases call for the extensive experience of our partners, while others can be handled more cost-effectively by our associates. A partner will direct and review the work for every investigation. Investigative tasks completed by outside private investigators, not including Dinolt (UK) Ltd., (i.e., non-associates) are billed as expenses without markup. Hiring such investigators is sometimes necessary to conduct certain investigative tasks extra-jurisdictionally, where our firm is not licensed.
Regardless of who is assigned to work on a case or the rate we charge, we operate as a cohesive team dedicated to uncovering the facts of all cases in a lawful, confidential and professional manner, according to the prevailing standard of care for licensed private investigators. We comply with all federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
Please call or email us today at email@example.com, tell us about your case and ask about our current partner and associate rates. We can usually provide an estimate over the phone or otherwise send you a retainer agreement detailing our terms of service within one hour.