Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lawyer Overcharged, Bar Says

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Florida Bar says paralegals at lawyer Dennis Hernandez's law firm provided legal advice to clients and charged excessive fees for the work. One paralegal, Harry M. Walsh Jr., portrayed himself as a lawyer. Accompanied by inexperienced attorneys, he conducted meetings, gave legal advice and billed his services at the senior associate attorney rate of $300 per hour. Additionally, Walsh was listed on the firm's Web site as one of the attorneys. It turns out that Walsh, once a lawyer in Maryland, was suspended from practicing there in 2004 and was disbarred the following year.

Walsh is another reason why disbarred attorneys should not be working as paralegals.

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