Green Bay, WI asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin

Q: If 1 lawyer charges a client 40% to take their case and takes care of the old lawyers fee which the old lawyer is asking

for a third of the new attorneys fee is that a fair percentage to the client?

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Frank Pasternak
Frank Pasternak
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: It is quite typical for the current lawyer and former lawyer to work out a fee split arrangement based on the work involved and reasons the client left the first lawyer. Ethics rules general look to whether the total fee charge was reasonable.

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