In a dispute over attorney fees, the New Jersey Appellate Division sided with the former clients of a law firm, affirming a trial court order that an oral contingency fee agreement was unenforceable pursuant to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(c).

The boutique firm, Platt Law Group, filed suit against former clients James and Jacquelyn Tricolli for legal fees allegedly incurred in an underlying lawsuit filed against Shamrock Moving and Storage for damage to their furniture and home. The Tricollis won a final judgment against Shamrock for $23,298.39, including $8,591.34 in attorney fees, according to the per curiam opinion.