Is it just for my lawyer to get 2/3rds of our settlement? 2 Answers as of March 11, 2011

I have a settlement with 11 others against former employer. Why would my lawyer get 2/3 of the settlement?

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Diefer Law Group, P.C.
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
Replied: 3/11/2011
David B. Sacks, P.A.
David B. Sacks, P.A. | David Sacks
Of course not, it's not just for your lawyer to get that much.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/11/2011
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