A Seattle school district that lost a case before the U.S. Supreme Court is arguing that its opposing counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine, should not be entitled to nearly $1.8 million in attorney fees. The school district is raising the increasingly contentious issue of whether large law firms that successfully represent clients on a pro bono basis are entitled to seek substantial legal fees from the defendant. It's the second high-profile case in a year to challenge the fees in pro bono cases.
Pro Bono Case Triggers a Fee Fight
The National Law Journal
February 8, 2008