Below the Bar

Below the Bar (67)

Disbarred Attorney Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing from 9/11 Victim’s Fund

Disbarred attorney Gustavo Vila admitted to taking close to $1 million meant for a client from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. So reports the Daily Voice.


Law Student Who Failed Bar Exam Pens Motion Demanding Judges 'Follow the GOT DAMN LAW’

Law school graduate Zundria Crawford’s crusade against Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions has taken a profane turn as her latest filing accuses the justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court as being “proven tyrants, hypocrites, criminals, and tortfeasors.” So reports Above the Law.


Lawyer Disbarred for Accepting Cocaine as Payment

The Nebraska Supreme Court disbarred attorney Jon Worthman after he was arrested on cocaine charges. So reports KNEB.


Fellatio, Waterboarding Referenced During 'Confidential Negotiating Tactic'

Christopher Hook, a plaintiff’s lawyer in an insurance dispute, used some very strong language during settlement talks with the legal team at Sheppard Mullin. So reports Above the Law.


Faux Lawyer Guilty of 16 Counts in Florida 'Bilking' Case

“Fake lawyer” Kenneth Frank was found guilty of tricking people into believing he was an attorney in order to charge for services he was not actually allowed to provide. So reports the Sun Sentinel.


Lawyer Sentenced to More Than 2 Life Sentences in Brutal Revenge Attack

Andrew Schmuhl was handed two life sentences, plus 98 years in prison, after committing a brutal home invasion. So reports The Washington Post.


Fla. Attorney Had Sex With Her Client in Jail, Deputy Claims

A married lawyer in good standing was banned from all five jails in South Florida county after a deputy reported seeing her having sex with her client in an attorney interview room in Broward County’s main jail. So reports the South Florida SunSentinel.


Indy Attorney Disbarred for Shocking Offenses

The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered the disbarment of a lawyer who brandished a gun in the office, shared confidential information about clients, and misappropriated $150,00 of his clients’ money. So reports The Indiana Lawyer.


Attorney Must Tell New Clients He is a 'Crook, Cheat, Thief and Liar'

A defense lawyer who lied to his client about a plea agreement has been ordered to tell all the clients he deals with over the next year that he is a “crook, cheat, thief and liar.” So reports Post-Crescent Media.


Big Texas Law Firm Liable for $200M in Malpractice

A jury ordered the Texas-based international law firm Andrews Kurth to pay $200 million in a malpractice case filed by a man that the firm represented in a dispute over management of his family-owned business. So reports Mahany Law.


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