Attorney's fees (or attorneys' fees)

Definition

The amount billed to a client for legal services performed on his or her behalf. Attorney's fees may be an hourly, flat (for a particular service, e.g. $10,000 to handle all aspects of a DUI case) or contingent fee (a percentage of client's recovery, e.g. 33%). Attorney's fees may be set by an attorney-client compensation agreement or in certain types of cases, by statute or a court. 

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Carr v. Pearman, 860 N.E.2d 863 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007).

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