Understanding is key. There is an EXPECTATION involved.<quoted text>
So Hugh, what is the price in a contingent fee arrangement? What will the attorney receive if there is no return?
And, it is unethical and illegal to espouse an expectation of success.
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"