A client alleges that he accepted his divorce lawyer’s self-serving advice and took a low-ball settlement in his divorce, not knowing that the lawyer was secretly negotiating a lucrative job offer with the law firm that represented the wife. But the lawyer, James “Jake” Gilbreath, and other defendants have denied everything.
Dennis Wayne Brand alleged he accepted a $100,000 settlement, leaving his ex-wife with the couple’s $2 million community estate that included a company and two homes. Later, Gilbreath revealed to Brand that he began working for PiperBurnett, which represented Brand’s ex-wife. Gilbreath was negotiating for the job before Brand’s trial, alleged the petition in Brand v. Burnett Turner Gilbreath.
Published on TexasLawyer.com on April 27, 2017.