LEO: Fees  LE Op. 365




April 23, 1980


It is not improper for an attorney to charge a contingent fee to

represent a client in a personal injury case. It is improper for an

attorney to enter into an agreement with his client which provides as



If client does not accept an amount recommended by attorney to settle

case in cases tried resulting in a recovery less than the recommended

settlement figure, attorney will be paid the greater of twenty percent of

recommended settlement figure or twenty-five percent of trial verdict.

[See II: DR:2-105 and EC:2-22.]


Committee Opinion April 23, 1980