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

A lawyer may charge a contingent fee in a personal injury case, but may not enter into an agreement under which the client might be obligated to pay a percentage of a settlement amount the lawyer recommends but the client rejects.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn