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June 2022 LEMR Article

This article is featured in Volume 3, Number 6 of the Legal Ethics and Malpractice Reporter.


This month’s LEMR “authority” feature provides a select list of useful references to accompany the lead article’s focus on legal fees.

Books:

  1. M. Hoeflich, C. Steadham, S. Valdez, “Ethical Concerns Regarding Fees and Billing,” in N. Badgerow, Kansas Ethics Handbook (3rd ed. 2015), chap. 7.
  2. Robert Rossi, Attorney’s Fees (3rd ed., 2012)
  3. Alba Conte, Attorney Fee Awards (3rd ed., 2010) (continuing subscription available online at https://store.legal.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/Treatises/Attorney-Fee-Awards-3d-Trial-Practice-Series/p/100002053)

A useful fee survey:

PWC’s 2022 BRASS Survey (Billing Rate & Associate Salary Survey) is available to paid subscribers at https://store.legal.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/Treatises/Attorney-Fee-Awards-3d-Trial-Practice-Series/p/100002053.

An excellent free online outline on fee litigation:

Eric Magnuson & Patricia Furlong, “Litigating Attorneys’ Fee Claims—Proving Reasonableness and Rates of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs,” available online at https://www.robinskaplan.com/-/media/pdfs/litigating-attorneys-fees-clefinal.pdf.

A useful Kansas case:

Westar Energy, Inc. v. Wittig, 44 Kan. App. 2d 182, 206, 235 P.3d 515 (2010), available at https://casetext.com/case/westar-energy-inc-v-wittig.

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