State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title23 > 23-808

23-808. Limitation on attorney's fee; violation; classification

A. In an action to recover damages for death or injury of an employee under any law of the state when the death or injury was sustained by the employee in the course of one of the occupations declared hazardous by this article, it is unlawful for an attorney to knowingly receive or agree to receive a fee or compensation for services as attorney exceeding twenty-five per cent of the amount recovered and collected exclusive of costs. Any contract, agreement or device in violation of this section is void.

B. An attorney at law violating the provisions of this section forfeits all right to any fee or compensation in the action, is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor and is subject to disbarment.