Thursday, August 06, 2009

In Re FairWageLaw (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 4, 2009)

Want to see an ugly law firm breakup, in which two California lawyers -- David J. Fuller and Henry Schrenker -- voted to dissolve the firm after the third (John Heurlin) was suspended from the practice of law for two years? Here you go.

Heurlin ends up prevailing on appeal; not on the merits, but he does obtain a remand. Though not before getting repeatedly slammed by the Court of Appeal for his conduct towards his former partners.

Just a reminder to enter a law practice only with those people you really, really like. Otherwise it can get really, really ugly.