How much can an attorney or law firm charge me to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?
December 30, 2010
Essentially, lawyers’ fees in Zadroga Act claims are capped at 10% of the compensation recovered on behalf of the client. This is fair, and also different than the 25% fees (previously 33 1/3% fees before lowered by Judge Hellerstein) which are being charged in the present 9/11 litigation against New York City and the Port Authority, etc. The actual statute states as follows: ‘(e) Attorney Fees- ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any contract, the representative of an individual may not charge, for services rendered in connection with the claim of an individual under this title, more than 10 percent of an… READ ARTICLE