Did you know the Missouri Ethics rules state that any fee dispute should not be litigated but instead should be referred to the fee dispute committee of the Missouri Bar?
Rule 4-1.5 (f) states: “When a fee dispute arises between a lawyer and a client, the lawyer shall conscientiously consider participating in the appropriate fee dispute resolution program. This does not apply if a fee is set by statute or by a court or administrative agency with authority to determine the fee.” Click here for the entire Rule 1.5.
Know the two most complained of ethics rule violations? Answer in an upcoming blog post!