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Contingent Fee Retainer
STATE OF _________(1)________) ss: COUNTY
KNOW YE ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,
This Agreement is made and entered into this _(3)_ day of
________(4)________, 19_(5)_, by and between ________(6)_________,
of ___________(7)____________, hereinafter called the "Attorney",
and __________(8)__________, of ____________(9)______________,
hereinafter called the "Client".
WHEREAS, Client desires to initiate proceedings against ___________(10)_________,
of _____________(11)___________________, Client hereby retains
and employs Attorney to prosecute said action to final judgment
or to any other settlement satisfactory to Client.
Client agrees to pay Attorney for his services under this
Agreement a sum equal to _(12)_ percent of any monies or property
obtained or received by Client as the result of voluntary
compromise or other out-of-court settlement; _(13)_ percent
if received after judgment; and _(14)_ percent if received
by Client after appeal.
Client further agrees to reimburse Attorney for all proper
expenses incurred by Attorney pertaining to such action or
Except as provided herein, Attorney shall not be entitled
to any other compensation from Client for legal services related
to this Agreement.
It is agreed between the parties hereto that Attorney shall
have a lien for payment of his fee on all monies or property
obtained, received or recovered by compromise, settlement,
judgment or any other means whatsoever.
In the event legal action is required to enforce any provision
of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled
to recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this
Agreement on the date first above written.
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outline that you can follow when formulating business or personal
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state laws, we recommend that you seek professional legal
counseling before entering into any contract or agreement.
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