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$248,817.43 in Attorney’s Fees and Costs Awarded in Civil Rights Suit

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan awarded $248, 817.43 in attorney’s fees and expenses to a plaintiff in a federal civil rights suit.

The plaintiff in the case sued alleging that he was the target of unconstitutional profiling and arrest because of his participation in protests. The defendants offered judgment of $169,000, which the plaintiff accepted.

The plaintiff’s attorney then moved for attorney’s fees and costs. The court awarded $237,888.19 in attorney’s fees, plus $11,929.24 in costs, for a total of $248,817.43. The court cited the attorney’s exemplary work in the case as a basis for the award.

See: Chinn v. Blakenship, No. 09-5119-RJB (W.D. Wa. 2010).

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Chinn v. Blakenship