7 Criterias for Awarding Attorney Fees

Crncevich v. Georgetown Recreation Corp., 168 Mont. 113, 541 P.2d 56 (1975) sets forth the criteria for the award of attorney fees:

The circumstances to be considered in determining the compensation to be recovered are:

(1) the amount and character of the services rendered;

(2) the labor, time and trouble involved;

(3) the character and importance of the litigation in which the services were rendered;

(4) the amount of money or the value of the property to be affected;

(5) the professional skill and experience called for;

(6) the character and standing in the profession of the attorneys;

(7) the result secured by the services of the attorneys may be considered as an important element in determining their value.