Q: Is requiring a client to pay for attorney services in the event of termination, WITH or without cause, legal?
I found verbiage like this in a contract I was signing for auto injury representation. The fee for the attorney was $400 per hour, the paralegal was $100 per hour. If I have a just cause to terminate an attorney client relationship why would I have to pay for that service if the service wasn’t provided accurately? In the event that I need a new lawyer to represent me, would I now be paying two lawyers for one service? That doesn’t seem fair.
A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to comment on your retainer based on a brief excerpt. Most attorneys would want to see the entire retainer to comment meaningfully. But as a general practice, personal injury cases nationwide are often handled on a contingency basis. Good luck
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