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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 07:28 PM

Akron attorney who represented Tamir Rice's family requests $264,000 from boy's estate

CLEVELAND, Ohio An Akron attorney who once represented Tamir Rice's family is seeking payment for his legal work and is asking a probate court judge to award him $264,225 from a $5.5 settlement the 12-year-old's estate reached with the city of Cleveland.

Walter Madison, who represented the Rice family from December 2014 through roughly mid-2015, wrote in a filing last week that he spent more than 220 hours on the phone and more than 660 hours conducting research, going to meetings and performing other duties when pursing a wrongful-death suit against the city.

In his filing, Madison writes that his work included representing Rice's family members, as well "advancement of criminal justice reform, justice, and social change."

He wrote that while representing the Rice family, contacting journalists was important to ensure that more attention was paid to police shootings involving unarmed black people, and "but for much time, preparation, research, and counseling, Tamir Rice's death undoubtedly would have been quieted and swept under the rug."

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2016/08/akron_attorney_who_represented.html

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Reply Akron attorney who represented Tamir Rice's family requests $264,000 from boy's estate (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2016 OP
onecaliberal Aug 2016 #1
lapucelle Aug 2016 #2
KT2000 Aug 2016 #3
elehhhhna Aug 2016 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 07:37 PM

1. For shame

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 07:45 PM

2. It sounds like lawyers fighting lawyers.

" ....the Rice family had three legal teams throughout the 16 months the lawsuit was litigated.

Douglas Winston, the estate's administrator, asked Judge Anthony Russo in June to approve the settlement and payment for the family's last set of lawyers, which includes Cleveland attorney Subodh Chandra, New York attorney Jonathan Abady and Chicago attorney Billy Joe Mills.

A narrative included in the June request tried to minimize the work done by the estate's previous attorneys."

I wonder if the payment (if awarded) would come out of the remainder estate or from the lawyers fees already allotted?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:17 PM

3. wait a minute -

what is the hourly rate for advanceing justice reform, justice, and social change? Where do we submit our time sheets?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 10:22 PM

4. 300 per hour? That'll be reduced.

 

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