Skip to comments.Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette
Posted on 03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT by PAR35
The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees.
DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
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She got tripped up by inflating both her hourly rate and the hours worked on a case.
And now I have Hank Johnson! What a trade!
She is an African American and a D
Is he the island tipper?
“She got tripped up by inflating both her hourly rate and the hours worked on a case. “
That’s absolutely normal. I knew an attorney with big corporate clients who would add up his monthly bills and divide by the number of clients. They’d each get a bill that was more creative writing than Michael Crichton. One of Al Gore’s attorneys in his election fight billed more hours than existed from the point he was hired until Gore lost.
She must have done something else to annoy the court as overbilling is well within the accepted norm.
Yes, the news isn’t that she got caught; it is that the paper clearly showed her party membership.
Padding hours is one thing. Leaving a paper trail is something else. And quoting $200 an hour and then asking the court to award $500 an hour is over the top even by legal standards.
And finally, there are two sets of ethics application - on set for the solos and small firms, another set for the megafirms.
“And finally, there are two sets of ethics application - on set for the solos and small firms, another set for the megafirms.”
I hired a mega-firm once as I already knew the junior attorney. The first billing wiped out my entire budget. Since they literally hadn’t done anything my buddy looked into it. It turns out they never billed less than $3,000/month. They didn’t try to justify it, that’s just what they did. They had clients like oil companies and tire manufacturers. Apparently, big companies never even notice. My buddy had me pay the bill and he did all the rest of the work at home on his own. (He was awesome.)
Who has the list of O “family member” recently being brought to justice? From sea to sea D “corruption of color”
I have to say your generalization is way off base.
I have many black democrat political friends in GA that do not violate the law like this trash. Do we disagree on issues? Hell yes! But we still live and work in the same community.
I don’t like it when it is done to me as an “old conservative white man” by Ebony magazine either.
That kind of discourse must stop.
Didn’t you have Cynthia McKinney for a couple years in between, before Hank?
I hate to say it, but Hank is an improvement.
Majette was a fool to run for the Senate seat. I don’t know what she was thinking.
Inflating hourly rate and hours worked?
How does this differ from every other lawyer?
Please put “Democrat” in the title, somewhere in front of the name, when you post articles like these; that way, her/his party affiliation shows up immediately in a Google search.
The media does this for every GOP politician that does something; we ought to reciprocate.
Thanks, but I think I'll stick to the posting rules.
She did regain the seat for a single term after Majette stepped down. To tell you how many friends she had in Washington the Democrats refused to reinstate her seniority when she returned to Congress.