Billing, Collecting Fees, and Handling Client Funds

Fee disputes are at the heart of a significant percentage of legal malpractice claims. When a lawyer sues their client for unpaid fees it is inevitable that the lawyer will be countersued for legal malpractice, or a grievance with the disciplinary agency is filed. In some cases, merely mailing a final bill triggers threats of legal malpractice. To avoid fee disputes, use the tips in this guide for billing and collecting fees for legal services.

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