A lawyer’s civil litigation career has often been marred by legal troubles.
A recent article in the National Law Journal found that a lawyer was not only disciplined for filing a civil lawsuit, but was threatened with losing her job.
That’s because the lawyers civil litigation practice was largely conducted through a small firm.
One lawyer was fired from her firm after filing a lawsuit accusing a man of drug trafficking.
The article, titled “Legal Fines, Criminal Charges, and Drug Charges: The Lawyer’s Path to Ruin” said:The article also found that more than two dozen other lawyers have filed civil lawsuits alleging crimes that they say they are not guilty of.
The article cited several cases that have ended in lawsuits.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for the law firm, Pillsbury, said:We have a history of challenging the integrity of our lawyers and the criminal justice system.
We are pleased to see this article has been published in the media, but it should not be used as a substitute for a lawyer’s legal expertise.
The author of the article, Elizabeth A. Chua, is a partner at Pillsburg.
The National Law Journals article says:In a 2011 case, she filed a civil case against a former sheriff who she says is a repeat offender and had assaulted her and her boyfriend.
The sheriff agreed to a $10,000 settlement, according to the article.
But in a civil suit against the man who assaulted her, Chua lost her case, and the sheriff, according the article cited in the article is now serving a two-year prison sentence for aggravated assault.
In the past, the article said, a lawyer who filed a lawsuit alleging fraud and other crimes would have to pay a $1,500 fine, but that is not required for civil litigation.