Richard Glassman and Ed Wallis received a favorable ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter in which Mr. Glassman and Mr. Wallis represented an attorney accused of legal malpractice and a violation of her client’s Civil Rights. The case, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, alleged that a lawyer appointed to represent a client in a criminal proceeding committed various wrongful acts. The Firm filed a Motion to Dismiss in federal court, and the Motion was granted in full as to the Firm’s client.
On appeal, the injured party alleged before the Appellate Court that the attorney committed a “fraud upon the court” during her representation of the client on appeal. The Firm successfully argued to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that there was no fraud upon the court as a matter of law, and that the remaining counts against the attorney were without merit. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in all respects the dismissal as to the attorney.
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC, including attorneys Richard Glassman and Ed Wallis, regularly represent attorneys accused of legal malpractice, unethical conduct, breach of duty and the like.