The beginning of each attorney and client relationship places the attorney in a position of having to determine the worth of his service for the particular work required of him, in order that he may do the "job" for this particular client. The attorney has invested a great deal of time and expense in developing his skills in the area of the law. He is given the right to charge for the service which he can render by the state or states in which he is licensed to practice his trade. The question then presents itself: What is a fair and reasonable fee?
Jack Griesmar, Fair and Reasonable Attorney Fees, 17 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 530 (1968)