If I Represent Myself Pro Se in District Court, Am I Entitled to “Attorney Fees” for My Time and Research?

We assume this request is an effort to get the losing plaintiff in a civil case to pay a pro se defendant for the time it takes to defend himself. (Obviously, the Court will not reimburse a pro se defendant in a criminal case.)

Standard Legal is unaware of any situation in which a person representing himself pro se is entitled to any reimbursement for his time under the guise of “attorney fees”.

This is not to say that other remedies are not available to a pro se defendant in a civil case in which he feels he has been wrongly accused, but the request for “attorney fees” is not a suitable legal strategy for the situation.