TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Nov 4, 2015

The Tennessean reports the 19 attorneys who defeated Tennessee’s ban on gay marriage say the state owes them more than $2.3 million for their time – 5,974 hours – on the case. The average hourly rate for the attorneys was $390 per hour. "We worked for two years on this case and we were successful," said Abby Rubenfeld, a Nashville attorney who led the case. "All the attorneys for the state of Tennessee got paid while they worked on it, so we should be paid, too."