I Am About to Commit A Legal No-No…

Okay what is the legal no-no?

It is an attorney speaking out against another attorney and the collection of their attorney’s fee.
It’s the ultimate no no in the legal field.


Because there is very little if anything more precious to an attorney than his fee agreement.

And generally speaking Courts are very reluctant to question attorneys fees in a case.

Why is this?

Because the Courts know that in a contingency fee case the attorney is taking all the risk.

The attorney is the one who is funding the case.

The attorney is the one who has to find an expert and pay the expert a whole lot of $$ just to get the case to trial.

The attorney is also the one who has to do all the investigation, preparation, and deposing of witnesses in the case.

Then on top of all that the attorney runs a risk that he or she will not be paid a penny for all its efforts.

If the attorney does not get a settlement or jury verdict he or she gets zero for all his or her effort.
In addition almost always, the cost the attorney has expended to pursue the case is their responsibility.

The chance is almost 0 that they will recoup any of their costs from the client.

So that’s why courts are very reluctant to interfere with attorneys fees

However in the case of the ExNFL players suing their lawyers over fees in the concussion case, I agree with the ex-NFL players.

The attorneys are getting paid an outrageously ridiculous amount of $$ from the billion-dollar settlement of the concussion case involving the NFL.

The ex-NFL players are complaining about the attorney’s fees because the law firms made no real efforts to get the INDIVIDUAL ex-NFL players any additional $$ other than the concussion class action settlement.

Therefore the ex-NFL players like Gale Sayers say the attorneys are making way too much money for little or no effort on behalf of the individual ex-NFL players.

Pittsburgh wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip and fall, car accident and criminal defense attorney Bernie Tully agrees with the an ExNFL players.

What the lawyers have failed to demonstrate despite their whining is that they really did anything for their attorneys fees.

It seems like the ex-NFL players rights were made secondary to the attorneys and their law firms in this case.

Anyway that’s how Pittsburgh wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip and fall, car accident and criminal defense attorney Bernie Tully sees it.

It’s bad enough that the exNFL players have lifelong medical problems from playing in the NFL.

It’s also bad enough that they are going to die prematurely from dementia or other scary diseases.
They shouldn’t have to suffer insult on top of injury by paying their attorneys an outrageous lawyers fee.

Okay now I have done it.
Any class action attorney who reads this article is going to be real suspicious of me in the future I bet.
Ha ha oh well so be it.

The whole idea this blog is to call it the way I see it.

Would you want it any other way?

Bernie the Attorney