Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1984/5-19

April 9 , 1985


Fee division between New Hampshire attorney and out-of-state attorney must be in proportion to the services performed and responsibility assumed by each, and total fee must be reasonable.  (Rule 1.5)

The Committee declined to comment on proposed advertisement.  (Rules 7.1-7.5)


The inquiring attorney is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars, but is not admitted in New Hampshire.  He wishes to associate with New Hampshire counsel in bringing toxic tort cases in New Hampshire.  He would split his fee with New Hampshire counsel based upon the work each expected to do on the case.  He has submitted a proposed newspaper advertisement.

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