Sacramento, CA asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for California

Q: amount awarded for attorneys fees under inverse condemnation

“Attorneys fees for inverse condemnation” was awarded based on real and personal property. Should attorney be including this portion of the award on what their contingency fee is calculated on? As it was awarded to help pay the attorneys to begin with, it seems it should not be included in the aggregate award on which their percentage is then calculated.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: everything is determined/controlled by your retainer agreement.

for 50 years, mine has said ANY MONEY COLLECTED, which could include Property Damage. However, I do not take any of that, even when we work hard to obtain same.

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