Yes, most states’ ethical codes prohibit lawyers from charging exorbitant or unreasonable fees. That begs the question of when is a lawyer’s fee unreasonable. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct list numerous factors that should be considered. These factors include the time and labor involved, the customary fee charged for such services in the area and the experience, reputation and ability of the lawyer who charges the fees.
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