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September 10, 2004

(Figures not adjusted for inflation.)
"We hear with surprise of the enormous fees and incomes of leading American lawyers, such as Webster, Choate, David Paul Brown, and others; but the practice of eminent British gentlemen of the long robe is more remunerative than even that of their American brethren. Sir Samuel Homilly realized an income of upward of $75,000 in the last years of his life; Sir Charles Wetherell received $35,000 for opposing the Municipal Corporations Bill at the bar of the House of Lords; the late Lord Truro's retaining fee in an important cause was $15,000; and these instances by no means stand alone."
("Legal Wit", Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Aug. 1859). Posted by Ted Frank at 11:26 AM | TrackBack (2)

Attorneys' Fees and Ethics



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