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.