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Disputing A Lawyer's Fee

The State Bar of Nevada’s Fee Dispute Arbitration Program is an informal, free program designed to resolve fee disputes of $250 or more between attorneys and their clients. Fee Dispute Committee members volunteer as impartial arbitrators and determine what the reasonable fees should be for the legal services performed. Fee Disputes of $5,000 or less are first assigned to a mediator to help resolve the dispute. If mediation fails, parties have the option of moving forward with arbitration. 

If you are the party filing a fee dispute application, you are the Petitioner. If you are the party responding to the fee dispute, you are the Respondent. For more information on the Fee Dispute Arbitration Program and how to file a fee dispute application click on the links below.


Steps for Fee Dispute Arbitration

For Petitioners

For Respondents

For Arbitrators



State Bar of NV

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