In the United States, we follow the American rule of law. This means that every party pays their own legal fees. If you get summoned to court and you hire an attorney, you will have to pay the legal fees.
There are a few exceptions to this rule and one of them is fee shifting statutes.
Fee shifting statutes are laws that require another party to pay your legal fees. Fee shifting statutes are very common is consumer protection matters or where there is a strong public interest because many people do not have money to pay for legal services and it is important that their rights are protected.
How does this work?
If you hire an Attorney and you win, your Attorney can petition the court for what are referred to as Attorney’s fees. If the court awards Attorney’s fees, the losing party will pay for your legal services. Yes, that is correct, you too can be represented by Attorney Corson even if you do not have the money for your own private attorney.
Attorney Corson provides legal services in the following areas which have fee shifting statutes.
- Evictions where there are Warranty of Habitability Claims.
- Debt collection where a debt collector violates the Massachusetts Attorney General Regulations or the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
If you have one of these issues, message Attorney Corson below and tell him briefly about your situation.