Donald Campbel Serves as an Expert Witness in Attorney Fee Dispute in Oakland County Circuit Court

05/08/2010

CEFU attorney Donald Campbell recently served as an expert witness in a attorney fee dispute in Oakland County Circuit Court. He testified on behalf of an attorney claiming a right to be compensated under quantum meruit where the attorney was constructively discharged by the client. Originally, the client had a 1/3 contingency fee agreement. The client fought the claim alleging that attorney misconduct should result in forfeiture of any fee. The Court, citing with favor Donald Campbellā€™s expert testimony, found no misconduct and awarded more than $200k in fees in quantum meruit which was 3x the amount that would have been awarded under the original contingency fee agreement. The opposing expert was Professor Lawrence Dubin.


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