Knoxville, TN asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: When should/can I (as defendant)file a counter suit/claim for attorney fees as a result of a plaintiff suing me?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Leonard Robert Grefseng

  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Attorney fees are not always recoverable, either the contract /agreement between the litigants must provide for fees to be recovered, or there must be a state or federal statute that allows recovery. If neither situation exists, the general rule in Tennessee is that each party must pay their own lawyer. if you are considering asking for attorney fees, that means you must have a lawyer- consult your attorney for specific advise on this case.

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