Thursday, October 30, 2008

What Is A "Reasonable Fee?"

I have lost count of the e-mails I've seen requesting referrals to criminal and civil lawyers. I've also lost count of how many of them seek a "reasonable fee."

The problem is that I don't know what defines a "reasonable fee."

My prediction?

Anything from $0 to $500.

Am I right?

I have another question:

If criminal defense lawyers are tired of some civil lawyers believing that we are worth much less than we charge, how are we "acquitting" ourselves when we try to refer our now broke clients to them?

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit