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Lawyer Ordered to Pay Back $633,000 in Fees, by Thomas J. Crane, San Antonio Employment Law Blog


The right to confront one’s accusers in trial is a fundamental principle of our judicial system. Or, is it? One lawyer learned that confronting one’s accusers is not so fundamental, after all.

Ernesto Martinez, Jr. was accused of double billing. That is, he was accused of billing two different sets of clients for the same 17.5 hours of work in one day. So, he was in effect boiling for 35 hours of work in one normal 24 hour day. At least according to Wikipedia, there are only 24 hours in an average day. . . .