Legal Malpractice: Fee And Billing Violations
If you hired a lawyer to protect your interests and you believe that you were improperly billed, or your attorney used escrowed funds for unauthorized purposes, you want an experienced legal malpractice attorney to help you evaluate your options. You have a right to fair and ethical treatment by legal counsel. Let our lawyers help restore your faith in the legal profession.
The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., brings 20 years of experience representing individuals and businesses throughout the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. The firm’s clients come from all walks of life, including personal injury victims as well as multinational, multibillion-dollar companies. Our firm is known and respected for its commitment to honesty and integrity in legal representation.
What Is A Billing And Fee Violation?
The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., offers comprehensive counsel to individuals or companies that have suffered loss because of billing or fee violations by legal counsel. The firm’s attorneys handle claims involving:
- Excessive billing. The firm represents clients who have been billed for services not rendered or authorized or that cannot be documented.
- Overcharging for expenses in contingency matters. In a contingency fee arrangement, clients are always responsible for out-of-pocket expenses. When clients are billed for unauthorized or unrealistic expenses or for expenses not incurred, we help you avoid those fees.
- Charging clients for nonlegal services. Under the canons of ethics, attorneys cannot bill clients for nonlegal services, including training or educational expenses.
- Misusing escrow funds or retainer fees. Often, to take your case, your attorney will request a retainer, to be placed in escrow and used to offset fees and expenses of your case. When your lawyer uses those funds for other purposes or without conducting any work on your case, you have a claim for misuse of escrow funds.
Bring Your Billing And Fee Questions To Our Firm
For an appointment with experienced New York City legal fees and billing violations attorneys, use our online contact form or call the firm at 212-239-9669. Your first meeting with us is without cost or obligation. Attorneys are available to meet with you from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Evening and weekend consultations can be set up by request. The firm’s offices are conveniently located in the Empire State Building.