Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer Examines the Idea of Needing a Written Fee Agreement Before Interaction
Years of practicing in the area of professional malpractice have taught me as an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Lawyer, that clients don’t always have a written fee agreement with their attorneys, and that brings to mind an important question. Is a written attorney-client fee agreement necessary to establish an attorney-client relationship? The answer to that question is an unequivocal no. In most cases, there is no requirement for the lawyer to describe the services to be rendered in a written fee agreement; however, as the client, you should certainly insist on a written fee agreement before engaging any lawyer.
A written agreement is important because it protects both parties by setting forth each party’s responsibilities and outlining the scope of their engagement. In a malpractice case – should you find yourself in circumstances where you have to sue your lawyer – a written fee agreement can help you because it delineates the scope of your case and will preclude the attorney from attempting to defend his or her position based on the notion that they were not hired to do a certain thing or to engage in a certain pattern of behavior.
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