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Criminal Law Chart 1: Settlement/Verdict Breakdown (with values)


Settlement/ Verdict Amount


$30,000.00 $29,500.00 $29,000.00 $28,500.00 $28,000.00 $27,500.00 $27,000.00 $26,500.00 $26,000.00 $25,500.00 $25,000.00 $24,500.00 $24,000.00 $23,500.00 $23,000.00 $22,500.00 $22,000.00 $21,500.00 $21,000.00 $20,500.00 $20,000.00 $19,500.00 $19,000.00 $18,500.00 $18,000.00 $17,500.00 $17,000.00 $16,500.00 $16,000.00 $15,500.00 $15,000.00 $14,500.00 $18,250.00


Attorney Expenses


$250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00


Medical Bills Medical Liens* Assumed Med Reduction


$4,500.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00


$100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00


$2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00


• Post-Suit Net to Client: Te formula is basically the same as number 5 above, changed to reflect the increased fee: (=A2-(A2*0.4)-(B2+C2+D2)). Tis assumes a post-suit contingent fee of forty percent. Again, fill down.


To enhance the readability of the chart, include


some borders. Select a group of cells, right click, select “Format Cells,” click the “Border” tab and identify which sides of the cells have lines, as well as the line thickness and color. I use heavier lines to separate the Pre-suit net columns from the Post-suit net columns.


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Pre-Suit Net to Client


$15,150.00 $15,316.67 $14,983.33 $14,650.00 $14,316.67 $13,983.33 $13,650.00 $13,316.67 $12,983.33 $12,650.00 $12,316.67 $11,983.33 $11,650.00 $11,316.67 $10,983.33 $10,650.00 $10,316.67 $9,983.33 $9,650.00 $9,316.67 $8,983.33 $8,650.00 $8,316.67 $7,983.33 $7,650.00 $7,316.67 $6,983.33 $6,650.00 $6,316.67 $5,983.33 $5,650.00 $5,316.67 $7,816.67


Pre-Suit Net to Client (assuming reduction)


$17,650.00 $17,816.67 $17,483.33 $17,150.00 $16,816.67 $16,483.33 $16,150.00 $15,816.67 $15,483.33 $15,150.00 $14,816.67 $14,483.33 $14,150.00 $13,816.67 $13,483.33 $13,150.00 $12,816.67 $12,483.33 $12,150.00 $11,816.67 $11,483.33 $11,150.00 $10,816.67 $10,483.33 $10,150.00 $9,816.67 $9,483.33 $9,150.00 $8,816.67 $8,483.33 $8,150.00 $7,816.67 $10,316.67


Post-Suit Net to Client


$13,150.00 $13,350.00 $13,050.00 $12,750.00 $12,450.00 $12,150.00 $11,850.00 $11,550.00 $11,250.00 $10,950.00 $10,650.00 $10,350.00 $10,050.00 $9,750.00 $9,450.00 $9,150.00 $8,850.00 $8,550.00 $8,250.00 $7,950.00 $7,650.00 $7,350.00 $7,050.00 $6,750.00 $6,450.00 $6,150.00 $5,850.00 $5,550.00 $5,250.00 $4,950.00 $4,650.00 $4,350.00 $6,600.00


Post-Suit Net to Client (assuming reduction)


$15,650.00 $15,850.00 $15,550.00 $15,250.00 $14,950.00 $14,650.00 $14,350.00 $14,050.00 $13,750.00 $13,450.00 $13,150.00 $12,850.00 $12,550.00 $12,250.00 $11,950.00 $11,650.00 $11,350.00 $11,050.00 $10,750.00 $10,450.00 $10,150.00 $9,850.00 $9,550.00 $9,250.00 $8,950.00 $8,650.00 $8,350.00 $8,050.00 $7,750.00 $7,450.00 $7,150.00 $6,850.00 $9,100.00


Also, the very bottom row is what I use to plug in a specific number that has been offered that is different from the


orderly pattern of numbers above—for


example, where an adjuster offers $10,732.00. This chart is useful for the attorney and client to


determine what the net effect of any settlement (or judgment) will be for the client. Also, if the client or attorney believes that the offer should be higher, it is an excellent tool to determine whether the client would be better off filing suit with an increased attorneys’ fee, or settling for an amount slightly less that he/


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