These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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8-Bills and Fees

It is per se unreasonable for a lawyer to take a contingent fee for obtaining medical expenses from an insurance company when the client could have obtained the expenses without the lawyer's help.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn