Koskoff Attys Face New Ethics Claims Over Increased Fees

Law360, New York (February 25, 2016, 5:24 PM EST) -- Two lawyers from Connecticut-based personal injury firm Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC are facing additional allegations of professional misconduct by a state grievance panel over claims that the firm improperly used a retainer agreement to score an additional $4 million in fees from a family’s medical malpractice case settlement.

Howard Altschuler, counsel for Cathy and Domenic D’Attilo in their suit accusing veteran attorney Michael Koskoff and Kathleen Nastri of fraudulently claiming a 28 percent fee had been negotiated in a retainer agreement in order to secure more of a $25 million settlement deal for injuries that their son suffered at birth,...

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