Malpractice can brew trouble for attorneys too. This was discovered by Keith D. Collier when a lawsuit was filed against him by Elena Escamilla, a staff attorney for Donald F. Walton, the U.S. Trustee. This was for breaches which included sanctions for violation of the automatic stay, discharge injunction, injunctive relief and conflict of interest due to disgorgement of fees. According to lawyers of Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group this isn’t the first time such an action has been taken against lawyers.
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