LEO: Fees Retainer Agreement, LE Op. 936

 

Fees Retainer Agreement.

 

June 16, 1987

 

It is not improper for an attorney and his client to enter into a retainer agreement that provides in part that upon discharge the attorney will receive compensation based upon a standard hourly rate for the hours the attorney has worked on the case prior to discharge. It is beyond the purview of the committee to opine as to whether the hourly rate or the number of hours worked is accurate. [Va. Code Section 54-69]

 

Committee Opinion June 16, 1987

 

LEO: Fees - Retainer Agreement, LE Op. 936 (1987)