Round 2 in Sanctions Fight Against Penny-Paying Lawyer

Next week, if Austin lawyer Jeff Taylor wins sanctions again from his client’s former attorney, he’ll make a point—spelled out in a proposed order—that the sanctions must be paid by check.

The method of payment is important because of what happened last time defendant Jeffrey Kelly, owner of The Kelly Legal Group in Austin, lost a sanctions fight.

In April 2016, Kelly delivered the $706.50 he was ordered to pay Taylor’s client—all in pennies. Twenty-eight boxes of them, to be exact.

“Those things were heavy,” Taylor said.

Published on TexasLawyer.com on March 2, 2017.

PDF: Round 2 in Sanctions Fight Against Penny Paying Lawyer _ Texas Lawyer

 

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