LawPay Review

Rates and Fees
90/100
Truth in Advertising
90/100
Consumer Reviews
60/100
Customer Support
50/100
4

Best for

LawPay is ideal for legal firms of all sizes in USA and Canada looking for payment processing solutions as per the official website.

Specializes in

The company primarily enables law firms to accept credit and debit card payments along with eCheck payments. LawPay also provides a ‘scheduled payments’ feature that allows firms to authorize future transactions. Client card information is entered once into the system and it deducts payments systematically.

Pricing Summary

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: $20 ($15 per month if paid annually)

Swipe Rate: 1.95% + $0.20 (2.95% + $0.20 AmEx Rate)

Keyed-in Rate: 1.95% + $0.20 (2.95% + $0.20 AmEx Rate)

Early Termination Fee : Undisclosed

Contract Terms:

No Contract Required Month-to-month
Visit LawPay

LawPay began its journey as a subsidiary brand of AffiniPay in 2005. It is an ISO of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Concord, CA and Synovus Bank, Columbus, GA. Clients of LawPay enjoy benefits like not having to pay ETFs and adhering to annual contracts.

LawPay Overview

 

According to the official website, LawPay is a vetted and recommended (by the American Bar Association) payment solutions provider for legal firms and lawyers alike. It operates in all 50 state bars, along with 60 local and specialty bars. Moreover, LawPay serves more than 50,000 lawyers across the country.


The firm is a subsidiary of another financial solutions provider, AffiniPay. As per the respective websites, Amy Porter is the founder and CEO of both companies.

Quick Facts

Head Quarters

Austin, TX

Year Founded

2005

CEO

Amy Porter

Employees

50

Merchant Provider Risk Tolerance

What We Like

No ETFs

No contracts or commitments

Approved by the ABA

What We Don't Like

Only for lawyers and legal firms

Subpar customer support

Industries Served

  • Accounting & Tax Prep
  • Credit Repair
  • Debt Consolidation
  • Education
  • Educational Seminars
  • Legal
  • Property Management

Business Types Served

  • Information
  • Low Risk
  • Mobile
  • Retail / Card Present
  • Subscription / Continuity

LawPay Products & Services

 

LawPay lists the following solutions on its website:

Custom Payment Pages: LawPay offers custom payment pages that enable firm to accept payment in the office, on their website, over emails and on all mobile devices. All payment pages are personalized with custom logos and information to offer clients a unique payment experience. Plus, these custom pages are all protected by LawPay’s PCI Level 1 server.

Scheduled Payments: Setting up transactions in advance is an easy way of ensuring payment from clients. With LawPay, firms can manage payments through the proprietary card vault. After entering client card information, the payments keep rolling in automatically. Moreover, Tracking and monitoring a client’s transaction history is easily done online.

LawPay Mobile App: The mobile app enables lawyers to accept payments on the go. With an iOS or Android smartphone, clients can accept magstripe cards, EMV chip cards, and NFC/contactless payments. Payment details can be added manually or via the Bluetooth reader that comes with the app. It also supports voiding and refunding of previous charges.

LawPay Payment Processing

  • Cash Transactions
  • Check Guarantee
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Terminals
  • Debit Card Processing
  • eCheck & ACH Processing
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments App
  • Recurring Billing
  • Virtual Terminal

LawPay Billing & Invoicing

  • Billing Portal
  • Mobile Payments
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing

LawPay Advertising & Sales

 
LawPay primarily relies on an in-house sales and support team to promote its payment solutions. The firm also has a reference system on its website to allow existing customers to refer colleagues.

The company website transparently discloses all pricing terms and conditions. Said website also has a video bank containing tutorials on how to use various LawPay services.

Even though the company has 2 complaints on its Better Business Bureau (BBB) profile, none of them are related to advertising or sales.

Truth in Marketing

Discloses All Important Terms

Yes

Public Pricing Available

Yes

LawPay Pricing, Rates & Fees

 

The following pricing terms are available on the official website:


  • $20 monthly minimum

  • 95% + $0.20 for Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards

  • 95% + $0.20 for specialty cards (American Express and other corporate cards)

  • 0% + $2 for each eCheck or ACH transaction


LawPay also states that card brand network fees may apply for certain transactions.

Pricing at a Glance

Pricing Model

Flat Rate

Swiped Rate

1.95% + $0.20 (2.95% + $0.20 AmEx Rate)

Keyed-in Rate

1.95% + $0.20 (2.95% + $0.20 AmEx Rate)

Mobile Payment Rate

Virtual Terminal Rate

1.95% + $0.20 (2.95% + $0.20 AmEx Rate)

Monthly Fee

$20 ($15 per month if paid annually)

Payment Gateway Fee

Batch Fee

Early Termination Fee

Undisclosed

PCI Compliance Fee

$0

Equipment Lease Terms

$0

Address Verification Service (AVS)

Application Fee

Account Setup Fee

$0

Gateway Setup Fee

Annual Fee

Monthly Minimum

$20

Statement Fee

LawPay Contract & Terms

The official website of LawPay clearly states that there is no annual contract or commitment that customers need to adhere to. There are no early termination fees (ETF) to speak of either.


LawPay mentions on its website that custom planning is available to meet specific processing or technical requirements.

Contract Length

No Contract RequiredMonth-to-month

Early Termination Fee

Undisclosed

LawPay Setup & Support

 

Setup Highlights

  • Documentation / Knowledge Base
  • Live Online (1-on-1)

Support Highlights

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Domestic Phone Support (Business Hours)

LawPay Complaints, Ratings & Reviews

LawPay (as AffiniPay) is a BBB-accredited business with an ‘A+’ rating since 2010. In general, the firm has been maintaining a BBB profile since 2005. However, there are no customer reviews on said profile.


Over the course of its 15-year operational record, the firm has accumulated 2 customer complaints. Said complaints highlight a billing issue and a product/service related problem. Since then, LawPay has successfully resolved both customer complaints.

Ratings

BBB

A+(2 complaints)

Google

N/A

Facebook

No Reviews yet

Yelp

N/A

Reviews

Total Online Reviews

300+

Total Online Complaints

<10

Lawsuits

None

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