LCRLJ 54 ATTORNEY FEES In civil default cases where attorney fees are authorized by statute or by written agreement, the following fee schedule shall be deemed reasonable in all default cases unless the parties present evidence of circumstances that convinces the court that a larger or smaller fee should be awarded, provided, however, the court shall have authority to vary from this schedule on its own motion: SCHEDULE FOR REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES IN DEFAULT CASES (Unless limited by statute) $0 to $1,000 $300 $1,000.01 to $1,500 $325 $1,500.01 to $2,000 $350 $2,000.01 to $2,500 $375 $2,500.01 to $3,000 $400 $3,000.01 to $4,000 $425 $4,000.01 to $5,000 $450 For judgment amounts exceeding $5,000, reasonable attorney fees may be allowed of 10% of any balance over $5,000, without formal justification or documentation. NSF Checks: When RCW 62A.3-515 has been followed, reasonable attorney fees will be awarded in an amount to be determined by reference to RCW 12.20.060 unless the attorney convinces the court that a larger fee should be awarded and provides an itemized affidavit as to actual time spent and hourly rate expended by the attorney in the case, in which case the court shall determine a reasonable fee. A reasonable handling fee awarded pursuant to 62A.3-515 shall not exceed $40 per check. Where only statutory attorney fees are authorized, the default judgment shall include, and the court will approve, only attorney fees in the statutory amount as applicable at the time of entry of the judgment. Amended effective 09/01/2011
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