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What is the legal amount for a lawyer to present your lawsuit case

Cincinnati, OH |

my sister lawyer charged her 45% of her money in a class action lawsuit i think he over charged her

Attorney Answers 3


  1. A class action lawsuit is lots of risk and no pay if it loses. Many attorneys take a contingency percentage.


  2. That is a normal amount for a contingency case that goes to trial.

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  3. That does not seem excessive. I recognize you hold different thoughts on the matter, but it is not an uncommon percentage in such an action, and it likely is in accord with the representation agreement she signed with her counsel at the beginning of the representation.