CJA Compensation Rates - Attorneys

Attorney Rates: Misdemeanor & Felony Representation
Service Date Rate
May 5, 2017–current $132/hour 
January 1, 2016–May 4, 2017 $129/hour
January 1, 2015–December 31, 2015 $127/hour
March 1, 2014–December 31, 2014 $126/hour
09/01/13-02/28/14 $110/hour
01/01/10-08/31/13 $125/hour
03/11/09-12/31/09 $110/hour
01/01/08-03/10/09 $100/hour
05/20/07-12/31/07 $94/hour
01/01/06-05/19/07 $92/hour
05/01/02-12/31/05 $90/hour
Before 05/01/02 $75/hour
Attorney Rates: Direct Death & Non-Capital Habeas Representation
Service Date Rate
May 5, 2017- present $183/hour 
January 1, 2016–May 4, 2017 $129/hour
January 1, 2015–December 31, 2015 $127/hour
March 1, 2014–December 31, 2014 126/hour
09/01/13-02/28/14 $110/hour
01/01/10-08/31/13 $125/hour
03/11/09-12/31/09 $110/hour
01/01/08-03/10/09 $100/hour
05/20/07-12/31/07 $94/hour
01/01/06-05/19/07 $92/hour
05/01/02-12/31/05 $90/hour
prior to 05/01/02 $75/hour
Associate and Assistant Counsel 

Associate and assistant counsel are to be compensated at the rate from $75.00 per hour up to $115.00 per hour depending on experience in criminal defense practice and the work to be performed. The following provides a general guideline for determining the appropriate rate:

Length of Experience Rate
Up to 1 year $75 per hour
1 - 2 years $80 per hour
2 - 3 years $85 per hour
3 - 4 years $90 per hour
4 - 5 years $95 per hour
5 - 6 years $100 per hour
6 - 7 years $105 per hour
7 - 8 years $110 per hour
8 years and up $115 per hour


Lead Attorney Rates: Capital Habeas Cases
Service Date Rate
January 1, 2015–present $181/hour
March 1, 2014–December 31, 2014 $180/hour
September 1, 2013–February 28, 2014 $163/hour
January 1, 2010–August 31, 2013 $178/hour
March 11, 2009–December 31, 2009 $175/hour
February 21, 2008–March 10, 2009 $170/hour
May 20, 2007–February 20, 2008 $166/hour
January 1, 2006–May 19, 2007 $163/hour
February 1, 2005–December 31, 2005 $160/hour
Other Attorney Rates: Capital Habeas Cases
Attorney Type Rate
Intermediate Lead Counsel $163/hour, as of January 1, 2010
Other Lead Counsel $142-158/hour, as of January 1, 2010
Second Counsel (other than co-lead) $116-142/hour, as of January 1, 2010
Associate Counsel $74-95/hour, as of January 1, 2010