PI Retainer - Federal Tort
The undersigned Client hereby retains and employs THE FRIEDMAN LAW FIRM (“the Firm”) and attorneys associated with the Firm, to act on behalf of the Client in recovering damages from all persons responsible for the Client’s minor child’s personal injuries set forth in the Intake Sheet completed separately.
The Firm agrees to negotiate a settlement of the Claim, to institute and prosecute legal action thereon, and to do and perform all other acts which in the judgment of the Firm are necessary and proper to protect and enforce the rights of the Client. No settlement shall be made without the Client’s consent.
As compensation for the Firm’s services, and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2678 the Client agrees to pay the Firm a sum equal to twenty percent (20%) of whatever amount may be recovered on the Claim by way of settlement prior to the filing of suit or twenty five percent (25%) of whatever amount may be recovered on the Claim thereafter. In addition to the above legal fee, the Client shall be responsible for costs expended in investigating, preparing, processing and litigating the Claim. These costs may include travel (at the IRS business mileage rate) and parking fees if the Firm is required to attend any hearing, court proceeding, or meeting out of the office.
The Client acknowledges that he Firm is entitled to be compensated for the value of services rendered and to reimbursement of any expenses advanced. Therefore, the Firm shall have a charging lien for attorney fees and expenses upon the proceeds of any recovery from any settlement, judgment, verdict or other award obtained on the Client’s behalf. Client acknowledges that the Firm has made no guarantees in the representation of the Client for this matter and that Client has been informed and provided the opportunity to review this Agreement and the Firm’s lien with independent counsel.
It is mutually agreed that if nothing is recovered on said Claim, the Firm shall receive no compensation and shall not seek reimbursement for any costs expended.
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Signed by Kristin Cool
Signed On: December 12, 2017
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Document Name: PI Retainer - Federal Tort
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