Michigan Attorney Fee Resources

Fee issues include not only the amount paid to assigned counsel, but fees for investigators and expert witnesses.

The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) has a Task Force on Fees that can provide support to attorneys who are litigating fee issues. See www.cdam.net

Subscribers to CDRC web services have online access to resources, including:

Defender Trial Book, Chapter 4: Counsel Compensation

Defender Motion Book, Chapter 4: Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses

Defender Motion Book, Chapter 5: Motion for Appointment of Investigator



Litigating Fee Issues

The CDRC maintains and distributes litigation support documents, including the following:

Specific fee litigation and systemic challenges to Michigan’s public defense system are listed in the CDRC’s public defense resources pages. In most cases, pleadings also are available for these cases.