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Nov 17, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Approaches to approaching fee discontent

What should you do if a client says to you, “Give me a 10 percent discount . . . or else”?

Oct 28, 2015

Push continues to increase filing fees

A proposal to increase the fees charged filers of small-claims lawsuits could help county clerks around the state fill budgetary holes resulting from a fairly recent change to the claims limit on civil cases.

Sep 12, 2013

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Find your motivation for change before you get stuck in place

As the legal profession continues to contend with everything from layoffs to fee pressures, we have reached a point where upheaval is the new normal.

Jul 25, 2013

How to employ viable alternative fees

Milwaukee lawyer Eido Walny has developed such close relationships with his clients that he regularly attends their weddings, bar mitzvahs and Fourth of July barbecues.

Jun 26, 2013

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Handling a billing write-down request

A dilemma arising with greater frequency in recent years is this: a client receives the lawyer’s bill, contends that it is too high, and refuses to pay it unless the invoice is written down.

Apr 4, 2013

Lawmakers vote against including hourly rate lawyers in transparency bill

The State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted down an amendment Thursday that would have extended a proposed bill's transparency requirements to lawyers who work for the state at an hourly pay rate.

Aug 15, 2012

Jury settles $562,500 fee dispute between two attorneys

Trial lawyer Michael Piuze is used to grabbing headlines for his work in the courtroom, mostly for winning billions of dollars for smokers against tobacco companies.

Mar 13, 2012

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Does your staff understand the ‘new normal?’

Those in non-lawyer positions – administrators and administrative professionals at all levels – traditionally were thought to have little or no direct influence on the outcome of firm revenue and expenses.

Feb 9, 2012

FDA, medical device makers reach deal on user fees

The Food and Drug Administration and the medical device manufacturing industry have reached a tentative agreement on user fees under the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act.

Jan 30, 2012

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: A lot of fuss over attorney fees

In the United States, American Rule requires that people pay for their own attorney’s fees regardless of the outcome of a lawsuit.

Oct 28, 2011

Attorney cuts out GOP clients over fees cap bill (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An attorney known as the country’s king of lemon law litigation said Friday that he will no longer represent Wisconsin Republicans because he’s disgusted with a bill working its way through the Legislature that would cap lawyer fees. Vince Megna told The Associated Press that he […]

Oct 27, 2011

Senate passes bill restricting attorney fees (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state Senate passed a measure Thursday that attempts to limit the amount of fees attorneys can collect when damages are awarded to consumers who have been harmed. The Republican-backed bill, as originally introduced, would have capped attorneys’ fees at no more than three times […]


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