Ever wonder how an attorney gets paid? While it varies depending on the law firm and type of case, many lawyers get paid after a case is won. For example, lawyers typically take class action lawsuits on a contingent basis, which means they only get paid if they win.

Having to pay a lawyer part of your winnings can be concerning for many people; however, in class action lawsuits, it is nice to know that lawyers are paid out of the common fund of money. In fact, the business that lost the suit and is guilty of the wrongdoings you suffered has to pay the legal fees. This means that in a class action lawsuit, lawyer fees are directly paid by the company at fault, and the court reviews the fees to ensure everything is fair for everyone involved.

To seek experienced class action litigation attorneys who work on a contingent basis, or if you aren’t sure if you are even part of a class action lawsuit, contact the Law Office of Gray and White in Louisville for a free consultation at 888.450.4456 or online at

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law