Attorney Fee Agreements: Ethics & Reasonableness by James King
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With fee-shifting statutes and clauses expanding, litigation over attorney fees has reached record levels around the country. Recovering attorney fees often involves issues as complex as the case itself and knowing the standards and ethical rules will help you to maximize your attorney fee award.

Join James E. King - an expert in attorney fee disputes – as he uses case law, advisory opinions, and Model Rules to detail both the ethics and reasonableness of attorney fees.

Mr. King discusses ‘non-refundable retainers, classic retainers, flat fee agreements with incentivization, hourly agreements, the reasonableness of fees, attorney-client fee disputes, detecting attorney bill padding, block billing, fees descriptions in billing, fee requests, and loadstar statutes.

Cases discussed include Fletcher v. Davis, Schatz v. Allen Matkins, Ramirez v. Sturdevant, Banning Ranch Conservancy v Superior Court of Orange County, Adams, et al. v. Colony Park Estates, and Welch v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Mr. King is the founder of the King Law Corporation in San Diego and specializes in attorney fee disputes, legal ethics, and advises corporate counsel and law firms on litigation costs.

Mr. King has testified as an expert witness on numerous attorney-client fee disputes and has represented prominent clients such as Heisman Trophy winner Rashan Salaam, Prince Fahd Aziz of Saudi Arabia, and attorney Robert Shapiro. Mr. King serves as a Special Master for the State Bar of California and is Vice-Chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee for the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. King also lectures and publishes works on the ethics and reasonableness of attorney fee ethics and other legal ethics topics.

About James King
James King became involved in helping corporations, lawyers, and law firms with their litigation management as an outgrowth of his own experiences. For several years, he has been a litigation consultant, troubleshooter, and qualified expert witness. He has evaluated and helped his clients to change their methods of operation to improve, among other things, attorney fees, efficiency, and relationships between corporations and their outside counsel.

A graduate of Stanford Law School, James King has always been involved in improving the integrity of the legal profession, and has been a frequent speaker and writer on various topics regarding legal ethics, attorney fees, and trial advocacy. During his 25 years of practice, Mr. King has been a member and partner in several prominent southern California law firms, as well as a national and an international law firm, and is licensed to practice in California. King

The combination of James King's consulting knowledge and expertise, as well as his law firm background and expert witness experience, uniquely qualifies him to evaluate your current litigation process and give valuable insight and guidance for improvement and cost containment.

Class Type: Participatory & Self-Study

Specialty Areas:  Legal Ethics

Practice Areas:  Business Law | Criminal Law | Employment Law | Ethics | Family Law | Intellectual Property | Litigation | Personal Injury | Real Property | Trusts and Estates | Bankruptcy

State Accreditations:   California (CA)

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