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Deciding when to sue a client for unpaid fees

Here's how to calculate when a suit is worth the risk of a legal malpractice counterclaim

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During tough economic times, the pressure to collect fees is intense. Clients who are already "slow pay" clients increasingly become "no pay" clients - creating even more pressure on attorneys and law firms that are already stretched thin.

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  • J Smith

    Shyster attorneys suing clients for money?

    Money that represents exorbitant fees, usury and frank fraud...

    Who would believe it?

  • Jeffrey B. Bogart

    The Fee Arbitration Process works well-I have had that provision in my retainer agreement for quite sometime .I have participated in a number of hearings. Generally s if you have your retainer agreement and time records the matter will go well for the attorney. You must though remember if the client objects to the award to file for confirmation of the award and then get a judgement.

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