Federal Judge Says Lawyer’s Fee Request Felt Like an Attempted Bank Robbery

When it comes to dropping the hammer on attorneys, the Middle District of Pennsylvania is turning it into an art form:

“For the second time in less than two weeks, a federal judge from the Middle District of Pennsylvania has excoriated a lawyer for a large fee request following a small recovery. The most recent criticism comes from U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, who…said [the] lawyer had submitted a fee request that “at times, felt more like an attempted bank robbery than a genuine effort to recover a reasonable fee bill.” The Legal Intelligencer (sub. req.), Penn.live and the Citizen’s Voice covered Brann’s decision. Brann denied the fee request, fined [the lawyer] $25,000 and said he would submit the matter to lawyer disciplinary authorities.”

Read: Lawyer’s fee request felt ‘like an attempted bank robbery,’ federal judge says at ABA Journal – Daily News

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