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Attorney Fees, Salary Surveys, and Rankings

Attorney Fees

Attorney fees can be governed by various factors such as cases, statutes, and court rules. For example, the American Bar Association offers their Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5 and Pennsylvania has its corresponding Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5. Many publications discuss how to create and collect attorney fees. A selection of these is listed below.

Law review and journal articles may give further insight to creating and collecting attorney fees. Jenkins members can use HeinOnline and LegalTrac to search for articles.

Pennsylvania

Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes forms. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook Pennsylvania Bar Institute
See Chapter 6: Fees and Billing. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Research Tip

Other publications, including those from PBI and NBI, may contain chapters on setting fees and fee agreements. Search the Jenkins catalog for fee* and limit to Pennsylvania for a full list of titles. Revising the search to include a specific practice area may be helpful.

Court Awarded Attorneys' Fees

Attorney Fee Awards West

Court Awarded Attorney Fees M. Bender
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Winning Attorneys' Fees from the U.S. Government Law Journal Seminars-Press
Available on Law Journal Press.