Fat fees offend public, says Sun

Lawyers providing clients with large bills is reducing the public's love for lawyers

By Graham F. Scott

On Monday November 26th, 2007

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Toronto Sun columnist Alan Shanoff says fees are the reason the public has such low regard for lawyers. In a recent column, he pulls together a few examples of outrageous legal bills, such as a personal injury case in which the jury awarded $5,000 in damages and the lawyer presented his client with a bill for $100,000. Shanoff, a lawyer himself who recently retired as the Sun’s in-house counsel, says examples like these are chipping away at his generally high opinion of the legal profession.