How Do the Class Action Lawyers Get Paid?

There are a number of ways that class action attorneys’ fees have been paid. It can either be an amount that is negotiated, so the defendant pays attorneys’ fees, or if it’s a lump settlement, then the attorney’s fees can be paid out of that lump settlement. But in every scenario, the attorneys have to file a motion asking for approval of the settlement being fair and reasonable.

The attorneys also have to ask for the court to award the attorney’s fees, and they have to justify the attorneys’ fees in the motion. And every expense I’ve ever had in the request is carefully scrutinized by the court. It’s not just a rubber-stamp

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]