Friday, October 22, 2010

Attorney Allegedly Yells At Client at Crowded Lowe's Store


I don't recall a course in collecting monies from a client in law school, but even without instruction I'm not sure this is the right way to go about it:
Some attorneys may firmly go after their clients if owed legal fees. But angrily claiming someone is delinquent on a payment in a crowded public space?

To one local resident, that wasn’t only unacceptable, it was cause for a lawsuit.

Especially since, as a complaint filed Friday in Marion County Circuit Court alleges, Ron Butler doesn’t owe the attorney, Henry Ferro, a dime more than what he already paid him three years ago.

That amount, according to Butler’s complaint, was the flat fee of $3,500 for Ferro’s work defending Butler’s son in a 2007 criminal case. Yet Ferro allegedly believes Butler owes a significantly greater amount: $14,000. And he has been demanding payment, according to the complaint, through harassing phone calls and, most recently, in a crowded Lowe’s store in Ocala.
There was no fee agreement signed.
What's wrong with this picture? 

7 comments:

  1. Ferro was an ass when he practiced here too.

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  2. He also was the same nut who aimed a gun at a juvenile defendant while he was on the bench and asked him how he felt with a gun being aimed at him-. The Defendant was charged with agg assault. Ask David S (not O) Markus about it.

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  3. OK, where is the Clarence Thomas "obsessed with porn" story?

    Reality couldn't help you write this blog any harder than that.

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  4. I heard SFL yell once at a waitress at Corky's because his rice pudding wasn't sweet enough.

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  5. No contract equals quantum meruit - pay up - cash money never sleeps, even in here.

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  6. "OK, where is the Clarence Thomas 'obsessed with porn' story?" Isn't that old news? Or is it so obviously by looking at him that I always just assumed it?

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  7. The ass award, however, goes to Charles De Leo of Fowler White Burnett in Miami. This man has the personality of a car accident. For him to be voted to manage that firm reflects how some boards will unknowinlgy drive their own company into the ground. A bigger ass cannot be found in Miami.

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