If you are the defendant in a civil case and win, can you counter-sue the plaintiff for fees that you incurred in defending against the suit?

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We have an issue with a neighbor over an old right-of-way that has not been used in 35+yrs. The small parcel the plaintiff owns is not land-locked from her own property. It looks like plaintiff is not willing to settle on a compromise (we offered 2 options already). We were told that the legal fees and survey fees to go to court will be approx $10k-$15k. The total of our fees incurred due to the plaintiff will be what I am wondering if I could possibly recover?

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