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Publications by The Devil's Advocate

    Here is a sample of articles and books written by The Devil's Advocate, including our "classics" that have stood the test of time.  Many have been published elsewhere and are reprinted or linked here.

    Slide presentations are also available.

Books by John Toothman:

Danner & Toothman, Trial Practice Checklists 2d (West Group 2001) (click here to order)

Toothman & Ross, Legal Fees: Law & Management (Carolina Academic Press 2003) (click here to order)

Toothman, The Civilian's Guide to Lawyers (Kindle & Nook e-books) (click here for links to order)

Monographs by The Devil's Advocate:
DA Classics

Client's Bill of Rights
What Clients Should Expect From A Lawyer

Client-Friendly Billing Agreement
A Sample of a Client-Friendly Retention or Billing Agreement

Integrated Management: Managing Lawyers and Legal Fees
A Guide to Managing Legal Services

Integrated Legal Management: A Checklist


Articles by The Devil's Advocate:
DA Classics

Real Reform (winner of the ABA's Ross Essay Award)

Commentary: Three recent decisions can help limit blowout legal fees

Legal Fees: You Can Keep Them In Check

Ten Tips for Lawyers' Clients

In Litigation, It's Usually the Fall That Kills the Client

Surviving a Legal Bill Audit

Alternative Legal Billing: Living With the Uncorked Genie

Legal Billing: Considering Alternatives That Work & Others That Don't

Creating an Attorney Retainer Agreement That's Fair to Both Sides

"Audit" Your Law Firm's Bills Before Your Client Does

A No-Nonsense Approach to Monitoring Those Legal Bills

Second Opinions May Trim Legal Bills

Estimating Legal Fees: A Primer for Law Firms

Eight Steps to Follow When Estimating Legal Fees

Two Methods for Estimating Legal Fees

Updated: 08/04/13


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The Devil's Advocate is a registered trademark, and Independent Counsel, Civilian's Guide to Lawyers, the Client-Friendly Billing Agreement, and the Client Bill of Rights™ are trademarks of The Devil's Advocate or licensed to DA.
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Publications include: To Get Paid, Get Reasonable, Trial Practice Checklists (West Group); Legal Fees: Law and Management (Carolina Academic Press), CGL, Civilian's Guide to Lawyers, Client Bill of Rights, Client-friendly billing agreement, hourly fees.

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