Attorney's Fee Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Attorney's Fee.

Attorney's Fee (n)

The amount of money that a client agrees to pay, a court orders to be paid, or that is established by legal rules to be paid to a lawyer for the legal services they provide. The fee may be set as a lump sum, an hourly rate, a contingency fee (a percentage of the client's winnings), or some combination of these.