Ethical Issues Related to Attorneys Fees

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

ETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO ATTORNEY FEES

What are the ethical duties an attorney owes to a client relating to contingent fees if worked the case only briefly and obtained a substantial settlement? What ethical duties does an attorney have to fairly charge a client? If attorney fees are awarded by a court in a contingent matter, does the fees need to be shared with the client? If attorney fees are awarded by statute in a case that the attorney prevails, what is the reasonable rate an attorney can seek from the Court? Can an attorney charge one client a different retainer or hourly rate and charge another client a different rate? What ethical duties does an attorney have when an attorney withdraws from a case and seek fees?

Please note: The general concepts discussed in the program are based on the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, but specific case law referenced in examples will be from Washington State.

Presenters
Mr. G. Lee Raaen
Law Office of G. Lee Raaen

Phone: 206-682-9580
Email: Lee@LRaaen.com
www.LRaaen.com

Lee Raaen is a Seattle lawyer with 44 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1975. Since then, he...More


Originally Published

December 20, 2019


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  • Ethical Issues Related to Attorneys Fees
  • Ethical Issues Related to Attorneys Fees - Paper

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