The Wyoming Supreme Court publicly censured a Cheyenne lawyer who charged a client $30,000 in finance charges on an unpaid bill of $41,000, ABA Journal reports.
According to Wyoming State Bar's Board of Professional Responsibility, the attorney violated ethics rules barring unreasonable fees and requiring clear communication of fees at the beginning of a representation by charging 1.5 percent per month on an unpaid bill in an employment case.
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