The practice of law is a business, and an important part of that business is getting paid. Whether you are in private practice or working for legal services, getting paid for your efforts is a vital part of the practice. Often an afterthought, the award of fees is an integral part of consumer litigation. Whether you are new to the practice or a seasoned litigator, then maximizing your fee claims is valuable to you, your practice, and your firm or organization.
What You Will Learn
- How to prepare and organize the fee motion to maximize your claim value
- How to select and prepare the fee expert to support your claim
- How to best make use of the fee hearing, including the effective use of case management as your tool
Craig Rothburd has practiced law for twenty-four years with a focus on class actions, consumer law, complex business, and commercial and health care law and litigation. He is AVä Martindale-Hubbell rated and was recently awarded the Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year for 2017 by the Florida Bar. Since 2000, Craig has been involved in numerous consumer-based cases and devoted a considerable amount of his practice on consumer law and litigation, with a special focus on class action litigation, including mortgage loan servicing, truth in lending, insurance, deceptive practices, and consumer statutory violations. He is presently the chairperson of the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee, a member of the National Associate of Consumer Advocates (serving as its membership committee co-chair), a strong supporter of and advocate for legal services (serving as a volunteer pro bono attorney), and has served on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., as well as serving on its Development Council. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida (UF), College of Law, and receiving his Bachelors of Science from UF.