Contingent fee arrangements

Contingent fee agreements are designed minimize the client’s out-of-pocket outlay for legal fees and shift some of the risk of unsuccessful litigation to the law firm.  In return for assuming this risk and effectively financing the client’s legal fees, the law firm receives a share of the client’s recovery when the case is settled or successfully litigated.  The share paid to the attorney typically varies depending on the stage in the litigation process at which the cases is resolved.  The attorney share is always a matter of negotiation between Smith & Dietrich Law Offices PLLC and our client.