Attorney Samuel C. Stretton, who has practiced in the area of legal and judicial ethics for more than 35 years, answers attorneys' questions about fees. One attorney who was discharged by a client wonders whether it is OK to subtract an outstanding legal fee from escrow money being held for the client on an unrelated matter. And another attorney who is serving as the executor of a decedent's estate questions whether he or she may receive a referral fee for referring a related wrongful death matter to a law firm.
Ethics Issues Regarding Attorney Fees
The Legal Intelligencer
May 26, 2010