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

As long as the client consents, a lawyer may charge a predetermined percentage of a legal fee for administrative costs. In litigation matters, clients' payment of advanced costs and expenses may be contingent on the outcome.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn