Category Archives: Excessive fee

Tennessee lawyer disbarred for, inter alia, false and exaggerated time entries and making false statements in court under oath

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent Tennessee Supreme Court opinion disbarring a lawyer for, inter alia, giving a false statement under oath, knowingly testifying falsely in a court proceeding, and seeking an unreasonable … Continue reading

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Illinois Bar Complaint alleges that former large firm lawyer inflated hours because of perceived billing expectations

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent (January 11, 2019) Illinois Bar Complaint which alleges that an Illinois lawyer inflated his billable hours because of perceived expectations from his law firm.  The case is: … Continue reading

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Nebraska ethics opinion finds lawyers can accept payment in digital virtual currency such as Bitcoin

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Nebraska Ethics Opinion which found that lawyers may accept fees and payments in a digital virtual currency such as Bitcoin.  The ethics opinion is Nebraska Ethics Advisory … Continue reading

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West Virginia lawyer suspended for 2 years for, inter alia, twice billing over 24 hours in one day

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent West Virginia Supreme Court opinion which suspended a lawyer for 2 years for, inter alia, billing for over 24 hours in one day on two occasions.   … Continue reading

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Illinois disciplinary board recommends 6 month suspension for lawyer who “overreached” on a fee and sent communication to a prosecutor violating attorney/client confidentiality and implicating client

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois disciplinary review board report and recommendation that a criminal defense lawyer receive a 6 month suspension for his misconduct in representing and defending clients in two … Continue reading

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New York lawyer is indicted for stealing client funds and falsifying documents submitted to grievance committee purportedly from clients asking that Bar complaints be withdrawn

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent press release by the New York County District Attorney regarding a New York lawyer who was recently indicted for stealing personal injury settlement funds from numerous clients … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-3 states that fees designated as “non-refundable” may be excessive and prohibited under certain circumstances

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 93-2, which discusses, inter alia, the propriety and effect of the designation of a fee as “non-refundable”.  As I reported in a recent Ethics Alert, … Continue reading

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