Steven M. Davis, Esq. is a shareholder at Becker in Coral Gables, FL. He practices primarily in the area of business-related litigation including condominium and homeowner association litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosures, collections, partnership disputes, as well as intellectual property law. He has chaired numerous cases before judges, juries, and appellate panels. Mr. Davis has also gained considerable expertise in timeshare litigation. Prior to law school he spent several years at IBM Corporation as a computer programmer and is often called upon for his technical expertise in technology-related matters. Combining his technical expertise with his legal skills has proved to be invaluable when serving as an expert witness on attorney’s fees. Mr. Davis has qualified and testified in state court, bankruptcy court, and federal district court as an attorney’s fee expert. Mr. Davis is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University. He has been named top “Up and Comer” in South Florida 2003 and 2004 in the South Florida Legal Guide.
Proving Attorney Fees in Litigation
CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN
The CLE will include a discussion on attorney’s fees as a practice area and the role of the attorney’s fees expert. We will discuss factors and the methodology to support an attorney’s fee award and factors and methodology to dispute an opposing party’s attorney’s fee award. We will also discuss qualifications of fee experts.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Selecting a fee expert
• Important factors to consider while proving or disproving a fee award
• Methodology to calculate a reasonable fee award
• Consideration of billing issues, good billing judgment
Date / Time: December 7, 2018
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
• 8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
• 7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific
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Section I. Attorney’s fee practice area
Section II. Attorney’s fee expert (role and qualifications)
Section III. Handling Fee dispute cases
Section IV. Fee evaluation factors