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must client and law firm sign and execute a contingent fee

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must client and law firm sign and execute a contingent fee contract does ga require arbitration and must it state gross or net
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the post, what is the nature of the case? Personal injury litigation?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
commercial price discrimination
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX and client, while encouraged to enter into a written agreement establishing the attorney's fees, are not required to do so in Georgia. If there is no written agreement on attorney's fees, whether by contingency agreement or otherwise, and if there is a dispute as to the applicable attorney's fees the Georgia Fee Arbitration Program offers free arbitration.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the question in order to be a written contract with 6 year statue of limitations must both parties sign and execute with client getting an original
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Yes, there must be a written agreement (with client retaining a copy) in order for the 6 year statute of limitations to apply. If there is no written agreement, but there was a verbal agreement a 4 year statute of limitations applies.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
does that mean the lawer must sign and execute in order to be a written contract
Expert:  MShore replied 7 years ago.
Not necessarily, if the lawyer presented the retainer agreement and it was accepted after the client signed and returned, and the lawyer never subsequently expressed any rescission of the relationship thereby created, the attorney would not need to have signed it in order for it to be binding.