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Georgia Lawyer Disbarred for Overbilling

You've heard the one about St. Peter meeting the lawyer at the pearly gates? St. Peter expresses surprise that the lawyer took so long to get there. The lawyer asks why, and St. Peter responds, "According to your billing records, you should have been here yeas ago."

There's some truth behind every joke, according to some, and perhaps this one presents a grain or two. Seems as though a lawyer, Bobby Glenn Adkins, Jr. billed clients for defending their complaints against him to the bar (subscription required).

In this case, $40.00.

Yep. Disbarred. By the Georgia Supreme Court. Most likely because this was the third time.

To add insult to injury, he defended himself in the disbarment proceedings.

Not that he didn't get a chance to avoid disbarment. Bar authorities proposed a plea bargain that required Adkins to admit to illegal conduct and accept a reprimand by the Georgia Bar's ethics review panel.

Adkins refused, he said, because he doesn't think he did anything wrong: "I wouldn't capitulate to their Draconian demands."

Instead, he got disbarred. Nothing Draconian about that.

Adkins has asked for additional time to reconsider.

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