LEO: Fees - Dividing Legal Fees With a  LE Op. 700


Fees - Dividing Legal Fees With a Non-Lawyer - Estate of

Deceased Attorney - Services Rendered by

Deceased Attorney.


May 22, 1985


The amount of payment to a deceased attorney's estate must be limited to "

that portion of the total compensation that fairly represents the services

rendered by the deceased lawyer." Ethical Consideration 2-20 [ EC:2-20]

provides guidance in the determination of the amount of compensation that

may be paid by an attorney who undertakes to complete the unfinished legal

business of a deceased attorney to the estate of the deceased attorney. [



Committee Opinion May 22, 1985