Attorney's Lien

Definition

The right of a lawyer to hold a client's property until the client pays for legal services provided.  The property may include business files, official documents, and money awarded by a court.  The right to an attorney's lien may come from the common law or from specific state statutes.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Gargano v. Liberty Intern. Underwriters, Inc., 572 F.3d 45 (1st Cir. 2009).

See also