From the Editor’s Desk – Attorney Fees and Issues

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Out of state firm, and local counsel, representing debtors failed to provide adequate representation. Neither Florida law firm, which solicited business nationally as provider of mortgage defense and bankruptcy services, nor its local attorneys, provided adequate representation of Chapter 13 debtors when Florida firm failed to adequately supervise paralegals and legal assistants in preparation of petition and schedules, and local counsel recklessly provided ECF login and password to Florida firm. Attorneys also failed to attend hearing on motion to dismiss for filing deficiencies, which standing order required. Substitute attorney . . .

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