It's fairly standard in the profession. 1/3 for personal injury. 1/5 for workers compensation. 2/5 if the case goes up on appeal. In the tight economy attorneys are lowering the percentage to get cases.<quoted text>
Understanding is key. There is an EXPECTATION involved.
If there is NO EXPECTATIONS of success then why and HOW do YOU negotiate for a percentage of the SUCCESS? Recall your words, "If your client does succeed, you get a percentage of the success that is pre-negotiated"
I worked as a non-testifying expert for plaintiffs in a case one summer after tax season. Spent at least 8 hours a day and at least 5 days a week for 3 months. We lost at trial. I got nothing.
There is no price. There is a percentage.