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.