Law Firms Rack Up $160M in Fees Over Opioid Litigation


A dozen law firms are set to earn nearly $160 million in contingency fees in 15 opioid settlements involving two counties in Ohio and the state of Oklahoma, according to’s review of the contracts at issue in those settlements and emails provided by government officials. That amount is likely to increase in light of last week’s global deal with Mallinckrodt, which was backed by 47 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories and thousands of cities and counties across the nation.