The compact handbook for any attorney fighting to win, or defeat, an award of attorney’s fees
Attorney Fee Awards: a handbook is a versatile – short – guide available for busy litigators. Importantly, it prevents common blunders. Saving you time and effort, this compact handbook identifies and describes law and practices that are applicable to most cases, and it gives you vital tips and advice.
Attorney Fee Awards gives you:
- The law you need to know in claiming (or defending against) a “reasonable attorney fee”.
- What the “lodestar” is, and why that is just the beginning for the court, and for the attorneys on both sides of the case.
- How to make time records that clients, courts, and juries rush to accept (plus how to attack your adversary’s time records).
- Special considerations regarding attorney fees in settlement negotiations.
- Traps in the procedure for seeking an award of fees.
- Forms, including testimony outline question checklists for discovery depositions of the adversary’s fee expert, and direct examination of your own expert at trial.
Attorney Fee Awards is an attorney’s basic reference handbook for recovering, or defeating, an award for attorney fees.
Attorney Fee Awards identifies essential law and practices in attorney fee award litigation. This handbook is not for criminal law, or for domestic relations law. But this handbook for lawyers does succinctly state the essential law and practices applicable to attorney’s fee awards in most cases in most areas of litigation. It’s a clear, terse, and precise expression of law, with the added plus of having tips and forms for depositions and trial.
About the Author. Leonard Bucklin is one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, and was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. His advice to attorneys, in more than 15 books and journal articles, is founded on a multi-state practice with litigation across the country.