Can You Recover Attorney Fees For Litigating The Amount Of Attorney Fees?
Is the language in your contract sufficient?
Courts in Florida once were split concerning whether or not prevailing parties were allowed to recoup the attorney’s fees associated with litigating the amount of the fees subsequent to entitlement to fees being determined. Over the years, different court case rulings have provided guidance regarding recoverable attorney’s fees. This white paper reviews some of those court cases and the importance of contract provisions to obtain the entitlement to the fees.
William Cobb is Of Counsel with Cobb & Gonzalez having 38 years of business and real estate litigation experience. Mr. Cobb was admitted to The Florida Bar in December 1980 and has practiced principally in the areas of construction, business, lending institution and real estate litigation. He has tried hundreds of non-jury cases and has tried a dozen cases to a jury.
He has extensive experience with all aspects of litigation including experience with appeals. Additionally, he has limited practice on transactional matters involving family law, adoptions, wills, estates, real estate, contracts and business formation. Mr. Cobb has litigated cases throughout the Florida court system and has been admitted for single cases in Arkansas and the American Virgin Islands federal court. In addition to the court systems, Mr. Cobb has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration.
After serving a combat tour in Vietnam for the United States Army with the First Infantry Division, Mr. Cobb obtained his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Nova Southeast University. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Nova School for the Study of Law, now know as the Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while simultaneously serving the City of Pompano Beach as a police officer.
Mr. Cobb move to St. Augustine in 2018, where he resides with his wife of 50 years, Susan. In his free time, Mr. Cobb enjoys carpentry, artistic painting, hunting and enjoying time with his family.
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