Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Marcelo Dieguez
This all depends on the retainer agreement you and your attorney signed. Additionally, is 2/3rds for attorney's fees, or does this include both attorney's fees and costs. Usually, in employment cases an attorney will charge between 33% and 40% of the gross settlement as attorney's fees. Some attorneys make the settlement of the "net" fees. I have not seen, however, a contingency agreement where the "fees" are 66%. However, you should review your agreement and discuss this matter with your attorney.
Answer Applies to: California