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Contingency Fee Representation Lawyers In Kapolei Hawaii

Kapolei is an unincorporated community in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States on the island of Oahu. Popularly called the Second City of Kapolei, it is not a legal municipal corporation and thus not properly a city. Kapolei sits on what once was agricultural land used for sugarcane. The community takes its name from a volcanic cone, Puʻu o Kapolei. In the Hawaiian language, puʻu means hill and Kapo lei means beloved Kapo. According to legend, Kapo was sister to Pele. Kapolei is being developed as an urban center of the island of Oahu, second to Honolulu. It is situated on land that was once used for agriculture — the pineapple and sugarcane industries. Much of the land is part of the estate of industrialist James Campbell. The major developer of Kapolei is Kapolei Property Development, a subsidiary of James Campbell Company. Kapolei Hale is the civic center built by the City and County of Honolulu and includes an office of the Mayor of Honolulu and offices of various other government agencies.

What is contingency fee representation?

A contingent fee is when an attorney charges dependent upon a successful outcome in the case. It is often agreed to be a percentage of the total recovery to the client. Such fee arrangements are often used in negligence cases and other civil actions but not for criminal defense or divorce actions.

Answers to contingency fee representation issues in Hawaii

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...