Is it “Attorneys’ Fees” or “Attorneys Fees”?

June 6th, 2011

Justice Kagan in Fox v. Vice, writes:

Federal law authorizes a court to award a reasonable attorney’s fee to the prevailing party in certain civil rights cases.

Chief Judge Easterbrook in an opinion decided last week, wrote:

The district court’s decision is reversed, and the casesare remanded for awards of reasonable attorneys’ fees under §1988.

A search of the U.S. database for “attorneys’ fees” yields 273 hits.

A search for “attorney’s fees” yields 596 hits.

I’ll go with attorney’s fees.