Michigan State Bar Opinion CI-566

The Michigan Bar on November 14, 1980 in opinion CI-566 stated the following:

“It is not improper for a lawyer to cooperate with a lay person or agency in the preparation and presentation of a client's claim, where payment for such services is dependent upon the outcome of the client's case, so long as the lay person or agency is not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, the lawyer does not share legal fees with the lay person or agency, and the contingent fee does not constitute payment for testimony of the lay person or agency.”

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Lītigāre is in compliance with Michigan State Bar Opinion CI-566

1. Our reasonable fee is a pre-arranged flat fee with you and your client’s input, understanding, and acceptance. We clearly delineate that the client, not the attorney is responsible for our fees. This fee structure is never tied to the dollar amount of the settlement amount or award.

2. Lītigāre does not offer testimony and we are not expert witnesses, nor do we recommend expert witnesses or prepare the content of expert testimony. 

3. Lītigāre consultants are advisers who partner with trial lawyers to create psychological strategies for trial. We advise in matters that are tangential to the case and do not venture into the subject matter of any case.