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


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.