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RCW 7.70.070

Attorneys' fees.

The court shall, in any action under this chapter, determine the reasonableness of each party's attorneys fees. The court shall take into consideration the following:

     (1) The time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly;

     (2) The likelihood, if apparent to the client, that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer;

     (3) The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services;

     (4) The amount involved and the results obtained;

     (5) The time limitations imposed by the client or by the circumstances;

     (6) The nature and length of the professional relationship with the client;

     (7) The experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers performing the services;

     (8) Whether the fee is fixed or contingent.

[1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 56 § 12.]

Notes:

     Severability -- 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 56: See note following RCW 4.16.350.

Attorneys' fees: Chapter 4.84 RCW.