Florida Law Firms and Contingency Fee Contracts
When is a contingency fee contract, not a contract or not a contingency fee?
Florida law firms and contingency fee contracts. When is a contingency fee contract not a contract or not a contingency fee. My name is John Pankauski, I’m an attorney with Pankauksi Hauser in West Palm Beach. Our practice is all over the state of Florida even though we are based in West Palm and many times clients and lawyers actually call upon us regarding fee disputes, attorney fee disputes and petitions. You definitely want to read a 2015 Florida Appellate opinion if you are involved in a case and you are wondering about whether a contract for legal services is a valid contingency fee contract or not and under what circumstances pre-judgement interest is applicable. The case is Wright vs Guy Uden & Foster, LLP. It’s from Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal, that’s the Palm Beach County Appellate Court, the date is Oct 7th 2015, the citation 176 Southern 3rd 368. Read that case if you are interested in pre-judgement interest and trying to determine whether a contract for legal services is or is not a contingency fee contract or agreement because the 4th District does discuss those facts and those circumstances in this opinion. You can read this for free by going to the 4th District Court of Appeal website, clicking on opinions and scrolling down to the date and searching by the name Wright. My name is John Pankauski and this concludes my remarks on attorney fees litigation in Florida.