LEO: Fees — Retainer — Minimum Fee — Refund to, LE Op. 646
Fees — Retainer — Minimum Fee — Refund to Client — Criminal Case — Personal Injury Case.
January 16, 1985
It is the duty of an attorney to refund so much of a retainer fee as has not been earned by performance of the services for which the attorney was retained. The opinion of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Heinzman v. Fine, Fine, Legum and Fine, 217 Va. 958 (1977) serves as guidance in regard to the standard by which the earned portion of the retainer may be measured.
Committee Opinion January 16, 1985
See also LE Op. 1370, and LE Op. 1246
LEO: Fees - Retainer - Minimum Fee - Refund to, LE Op. 646 (1985)