Q: I've paid $24,000.00 in legal fees and still owe $23,000. I won my case and a judge awarded me $23,917.00 in legal fees
From the other party. Does this absolve me from the remaining fees?
Kevin L Dixler agrees with this answer
A: I agree. That is why some attorneys use the word "prevail" instead of the word "win" to describe what happened. You, through an attorney were successful, that is the prevailing party, but in doing so you had to hire an attorney, which costs money. The value of hiring attorney can be the satisfaction of knowing that you were correct, or somewhat correct. However, in exchange clients may spend more money, and the attorney may spend more time than a client anticipates. You have an agreement with the attorney that must be honored, where legal fees are awarded; the attorney can assert a lien on the award.
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