Can attorney fees be claimed by a non-attorney of record? That is, in a motion for attorney fees where the attorney of record claims one rate for attorney fees, can another sole practitioner attorney who is not the attorney of record, or part of the attorney of record's office, also claim attorney fees (particularly at a higher rate than the attorney of record)? To me it seems that in order to claim attorney fees that the attorney has to be the attorney of record or associated with the attorney of record's office and/or have signed a retainer with the client consenting to pay a higher rate than charged by the attorney of record - right? Citations would be useful! Thanks!In other words, wouldn't the non-attorney of record have to collect any fees he/she feels they are owed, directly from the attorney of record, since the non-attorney of record does not have a contract with the "client"? Rules of Professional Conduct 2-200: A) A member shall not divide a fee for legal services with a lawyer who is not a partner of, associate of, or shareholder with the member unless: (1) The client has consented in writing thereto after a full disclosure has been made in writing that a division of fees will be made and the terms of such division; and (2) The total fee charged by all lawyers is not increased solely by reason of the provision for division of fees and is not unconscionable as that term is defined in rule 4-200. ROPC 4-200. Fees for Legal Services: (A) A member shall not enter into an agreement for, charge, or collect an illegal or unconscionable fee, partly determined by (11) The informed consent of the client to the fee.