Many consumer protection cases are litigated under fee-shifting laws. If you prevail on behalf of the consumer in your case, you may be able to recover attorney fees from the other side. Many consumer protection attorneys are well versed on the substantive law that allows them to prevail on behalf of their clients. This webinar discusses the next step: how to prepare for and conduct an evidentiary hearing to ethically increase your chances of recovering the full amount of attorney fees to which you may be entitled. We will discuss the “nuts and bolts” aspects of obtaining a fee judgment, including:
- Alternative grounds for recovery of attorney fees
- Whether to bifurcate the fee entitlement and fee amount issues
- Discovery as to fee entitlement and fee amountFee experts
- Conducting the evidentiary hearing
- Fee appeals
Taras Rudnitsky is a consumer protection attorney with his office in Lake Mary, Florida, near Orlando. He founded his own law firm upon graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998, and has been a NACA member since then. He handles primarily auto fraud, debt collection defense, UDAP, FDCPA, warranty and products liability cases. Taras is a member of the Florida and Michigan bars, and has handled complex cases throughout the country. His unique background as a consumer protection attorney, automotive engineer and expert witness provides invaluable insight for his representation of consumers.