Plaintiff attorney sued his client for half a million dollars when she refused to pay plaintiff pursuant to a 36% contingency fee agreement on a judgment. Plaintiff alleged that he is entitled to 36% of the judgment given that he represented his client through a trial that resulted in a favorable judgment for plaintiff. Defendant client alleged that the money was not due because plaintiff attorney stopped providing services to plaintiff prior to the entry of judgment. The settlement was complicated by the fact that an attorney’s fees motion was pending on appeal after being denied by the trial court.
Plaintiff sued his criminal defense attorney for a return of the money that he paid to the attorney pursuant to a retainer agreement. Plaintiff alleged that defendant attorney provided minimal services for him, and accordingly, is not entitled to the retainer money.
Plaintiff divorce attorney sued her client for failure to pay her full attorney’s fees resulting from her representation of her client in divorce proceedings.