With so much media attention focused on outrageously large attorney fees awards and the ever�skyrocketing cost of litigation, it would be easy to overlook a recent en banc decision of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarding a $1.50 attorney fee in favor of a lawyer who prevailed at trial on a federal civil rights claim for an imprisoned client.

In exchange for that $1.50 attorney fee, the lawyer not only represented his client at trial, but also after trial — and for no additional compensation — the lawyer briefed and argued against the defendant’s appeal to the 10th Circuit. He then filed supplemental briefs and reargued the appeal before that appellate court sitting en banc.

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