Wisconsin State Bar Formal Ethics Opinion E-84-1

The Wisconsin State Bar in July of 1998 formally ruled that “…[I]t would be permissible to utilize the lay consulting service described in the request whether a contingent fee or flat basis.”

The Wisconsin ethics committee outlined these requirements to ensure compliance:

  • The lawyer cannot aid a non-lawyer in the unauthorized practice of law
  • The lawyer cannot share legal fees with a non-lawyer
  • Witness cannot be paid on a contingent basis

Lītigāre is in compliance with Formal Ethics Opinion E-84-1

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.

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