Most lawyers bill clients by the amount of time they spend working on a case. Although clients and lawyers do sometimes have billing disputes, in most cases an attorney can make a plausible claim that the bill is reasonable. In other cases, lawyers make up bills for work they did not actually do, or they perform unnecessary tasks on a case in order to charge more money. Attorneys have a duty and obligation to accurately bill each client. Overbilling a client is a breach of an attorney's ethics.
If you believe that you have been overbilled by your lawyer, you may feel reluctant to entrust your case to another lawyer. I am Brooklyn legal malpractice attorney Daniel A. Kalish. With offices in Westchester County, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I represent people who have been taken advantage of by their lawyers.
Overbilling generally takes on one or both of the following forms:
- Billing clients for legal work that was never performed
- Billing a client far more than reasonable for work performed
- Overcharging expenses in contingency fee matters, such as personal injury litigation.
Overbilling can take place in any type of case, from family law to criminal defense. My law firm will review all of your bills and the work that your former attorney claims to have performed. If there appear to be discrepancies, or if your former lawyer charged you for work that was not performed, my law firm will work diligently to hold the lawyer accountable.
Contact Brooklyn Legal Overbilling Attorney Daniel A. Kalish
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