The FL Bar Rule says that, upon termination of representation, a lawyer should refund to the client any advance payment of a fee that has not been earned. This does not preclude a lawyer from retaining any reasonable non-refundable fee that the client agreed would be deemed earned when the lawyer commenced the client’s representation.
In reality there are no solid answers to the issue of refunding legal fees. is sticky, varies greatly and should ultimately boil down to a combination of a) the language in the retainer agreement and b) what is fair, just and appropriate under the circumstances.
There are Many times fees are nonrefundable and other times equity or good business compel a refund, in whole or in part.
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