Kisling, Nestico & Redick LLC v. Progressive Max Insurance Company et al., Case No. 2018-0682
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- Does a lawyer's charging lien give the lawyer the right to be compensated from a settlement resulting from the lawyer's services and skills provided during pending litigation?
- Does R.C. 3929.06 bar a tort claimant's former lawyer from suing a third party's insurer to enforce a charging lien against a settlement paid by an insurer?
Darvale Thomas was injured in a July 2014 automobile accident in Franklin County. The accident was allegedly caused by Todd Thorton, who was insured by Progressive Insurance. Thomas hired law firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) to represent him under a contingent-fee agreement, in which the firm would be paid from the proceeds if it won the case.