5 Do's And Don'ts Of Contingency Fee Work

Law360, New York (September 26, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Attorneys and clients alike put it all on the line when pursuing litigation under a contingency fee arrangement, but experts say that there are a few things lawyers can do to make sure the big-risk, big-reward strategy pays off.

With fees usually pegged to winning the case, attorneys must think long and hard about the impact on their own bottom line before taking on contingency work, according to Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley partner Aaron Hall.

"Experienced attorneys do not take contingency fee cases if it is a bad deal for them," Hall said. "For example, attorneys routinely reject being...

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