LEO: Contingency Fee - Domestic Relations  LE Op. 423


Contingency Fee - Domestic Relations.


August 14, 1981


It is ethically improper for an attorney to enter into an employment

agreement with his client where the attorney's legal fee would be based

upon a percentage of the court-awarded sum awarded to the client as a lump

sum property settlement. [See II: DR:2-105(D) and EC:2-22.]


Committee Opinion August 14, 1981




See also LE Op. 667, LE Op. 1229, and LE Op. 1298.