charging lien

Definition of "charging lien"
  1. A legal claim on a judgment or awarded settlement, used to ensure an attorney's fees and expenses are paid
How to use "charging lien" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer applied a charging lien to ensure payment for his services when the client won the case.
  2. The charging lien was put into place to secure the payment of attorney's fees from the recovered damages.
  3. Under the charging lien, the attorney claimed a part of the judgment to pay for his rendered legal services.

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