Q: I need an attorney to propose a settlement to my law suit in federal court in Louisiana
The federal judge set a court date in Jan. 22, and wants to move the case along. I just want to be done with it and settle for as much as you think we can get. I can either pay you byy the hour or one forth of what we get, your choice.
A: You will need to provide more details if you hope to find a lawyer to take your case. However, I think your proposal of an attorney taking your case on an hourly basis or 1/4 is unrealistic. Federal cases require a much higher standard of practice usually than state court due to strict deadlines and unwavering court rules. All the personal attorneys I know would not take a case like your case (assuming it has merit) for less than 40% plus expenses. If you have an attorney, you need to be talking with that attorney. Good luck.
A: Use the Justia Find a lawyer tab above and search for personal injury lawyers (or whichever subject matter your lawsuit is) in your area and contact a few of them until you find one with whom you are comfortable. I know most lawyers will probably provide a free initial telephone or in person consultation----I know my firm does----so please take the time to do this. Good luck.
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