Paul Joseph Malikowski

Paul Joseph Malikowski

  • Estate Planning, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury ...
  • California, Nevada
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Want a landlord-tenant lawyer? How about a real estate professional credentialed since 1974? Who teaches lawyers and property managers and investors this important and complex subject? And who is a landlord himself, and has been since 1986? Want a real estate lawyer? Who prepares custom transactional documents and instruments involving properties valued in the millions of dollars? Who is listed in the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust list of deed preparers? Who understands the connection between using and drafting the right real estate documents and effective estate planning? Who is already set up for e-recording in most Nevada Counties? Want a real estate litigator? Who tries most types of civil cases to juries and communicates with them to educate, not to confuse? Who can simplify a complex argument to get a Judge's attention, understanding, and favorable ruling? If you want to know more about my 35+ years of experience in the courts and in real estate, feel free to call or mail me and introduce yourself. Maybe I can help!

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
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  • Contingent Fees
    Available for select cases. Let's answer some simple questions. Do you have a case? Is it worth the time, money and uncertainty regarding the outcome? How will your case be paid for?
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rule 1.5. Fees. (a) A lawyer shall not make an agreement for, charge, or collect an unreasonable fee or an unreasonable amount for expenses. The factors to be considered in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: (1) The time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly; (2) The likelihood, if apparent to the client, that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer; (3) The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services; (4) The amount involved and the results obtained; (5) The time limitations imposed by the client or by the circumstances; (6) The nature and length of the professional relationship with the client; (7) The experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers performing the services; and (8) Whether the fee is fixed or contingent. (b) The scope of the representation and the basis or rate of the fee and expenses for which the client will be responsible shall be communicated to the client, preferably in writing, before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation, except when the lawyer will charge a regularly represented client on the same basis or rate. Any changes in the basis or rate of the fee or expenses shall also be communicated to the client. (c) A fee may be contingent on the outcome of the matter for which the service is rendered, except in a matter in which a contingent fee is prohibited by paragraph (d) or other law. A contingent fee agreement shall be in writing, signed by the client, and shall state, in boldface type that is at least as large as the largest type used in the contingent fee agreement: (1) The method by which the fee is to be determined, including the percentage or percentages that shall accrue to the lawyer in the event of settlement, trial or appeal; (2) Whether litigation and other expenses are to be deducted from the recovery, and whether such expenses are to be deducted before or after the contingent fee is calculated; (3) Whether the client is liable for expenses regardless of outcome; (4) That, in the event of a loss, the client may be liable for the opposing partyâs attorney fees, and will be liable for the opposing partyâs costs as required by law; and (5) That a suit brought solely to harass or to coerce a settlement may result in liability for malicious prosecution or abuse of process. Upon conclusion of a contingent fee matter, the lawyer shall provide the client with a written statement stating the outcome of the matter and, if there is a recovery, showing the remittance to the client and the method of its determination. (d) A lawyer shall not enter into an arrangement for, charge, or collect: (1) Any fee in a domestic relations matter, the payment or amount of which is contingent upon the securing of a divorce or upon the amount of alimony or support, or property settlement in lieu thereof; or (2) A contingent fee for representing a defendant in a criminal case. (e) A division of a fee between lawyers who are not in the same firm may be made only if: (1) Reserved; (2) The client agrees to the arrangement, including the share each lawyer will receive, and the agreement is confirmed in writing; and (3) The total fee is reasonable. [Added; effective May 1, 2006.] Model Rule Comparisonâ2006 Rule 1.5 (formerly Supreme Court Rule 155) is the same as ABA Model Rule 1.5 with two exceptions. First, unlike the Model Rule, paragraph (c) of the Nevada Rule is divided into subparagraphs. The provisions in subparagraphs (4) and (5) are specific to the Nevada Rule; there is no Model Rule counterpart to those provisions. Second, subparagraph (1) of paragraph (e) of the Model Rule has not been adopted. This subparagraph is reserved to maintain consistency with the Model Rules format. Compare Model Rules of Profâl Conduct R. 1.5(e)(1) (2004) (âthe division is in proportion to the services performed by each lawyer or each lawyer assumes joint responsibility for the representation).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U. of Santa Clara
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Professional Associations
The New Reno Little Theater, Inc.
- Current
Activities: See the Oldest Community Theater in Nevada's website:
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Nevada State Bar  # 980
- Current
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California State Bar
- Current
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Step 1, Inc.
Board Chair
Activities: Chair non-profit Nevada corporation providing transitional living facilities and related support to ex-offenders with substance abuse histories.
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Contact & Map
Caughlin Ranch Professional Building
4747 Caughlin Pkwy #7
Reno, NV 89519
Toll-Free: (866) 521-6919
Telephone: (775) 786-0758
Fax: (800) 331-9501
P.O. Box 9030
Reno, NV 89507-9030
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