Ethical Considerations with Contingent Fee Representation

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Join Bob Dawson of Dawson Brown, P.S. and Roy Umlauf of Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., as they discuss ethical issues that arise with contingent fee representation that can result in malpractice claims and bar grievances. They will present best practices and tips to avoid being sued or having a bar complaint brought and will discuss ethical issues involved with possible Association of counsel.

Robert K. Dawson
Bob Dawson regularly represents persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries. He has obtained a number of settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars. Bob is acknowledged by other lawyers as a superior trial lawyer. He has been invited to...More
Roy Andrew Umlauf
Roy Umlauf is a shareholder and chair of Forsberg & Umlauf’s professional liability practice group. With over 30 years of practice, Roy has handled hundreds of legal malpractice claims and has successfully tried multiple legal malpractice and breach...More
Brian Holt

Originally Published

July 29, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Ethical Considerations with Contingent Fee Representation
  • Ethical Considerations with Contingent Fee Representation - Paper
  • Agreement for Legal Services
  • Attorney Referral Agreement
  • Attorney Association Agreement

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