Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time for an Attorney's Lien Statute
Tennessee law provide by statute an attorney's lien for work done. Mississippi currently has not such statute. There is still some old caselaw dealing with the right to a contractual lien and also lien against property unrelated to litigation. However, on divorce cases this can be hard to enforce since technically everything can be related to the divorce. There is actually an ethics opinion dealing with this. It is time for the legislature to look into an attorney's lien statute in Mississippi.