What is the difference between attorney costs and fees?

Attorney’s fees are compensation that an attorney receives for his or her work. It could be in the form of flat fees, hourly fees, or contingent fees, but essentially, it’s what the attorney gets paid for doing his or her job. Attorney’s costs are entirely different. Those are the moneys that are spent by the attorneys in order to advance a client’s case. They can include expert witness fees, filing fees, court reporting fees, deposition costs, and many other expenses that are used to advance a client’s case. Generally, in employment cases, once a case is resolved, the attorney is entitled to get the costs back that he or she advanced on behalf of the client, and then also to get paid for his or her time.