Should I Insist on a Written Fee Agreement Before Meeting with an Attorney?
Our experienced Media PA Legal Malpractice Lawyers know how attorney malpractice can affect innocent victims. We are committed to holding attorneys accountable when they breach their ethical or fiduciary duties.
As an experienced Media PA Legal Malpractice Lawyer, I am often asked by clients if they should insist on a written fee agreement before they speak with an attorney.
- Clients need not have a written attorney-client fee agreement to establish an attorney-client relationship.
- Although the lawyer may not describe services to be rendered in a written fee agreement, the client should insist on a written fee agreement before engaging a lawyer.
- A written agreement protects both parties by setting forth each party’s responsibilities and the scope of their engagement.
- If you have to sue your lawyer, a written fee agreement will delineate the scope of your case and preclude the attorney from defending his or her position based on misunderstandings as to projected services.
Are you wondering if you need a written fee agreement before meeting your attorney? Contact dedicated Media PA Legal Malpractice Lawyer Patrick Gibson.