A wise probate judge in Austin who reads The Mongoose e-mailed me about an appellate case that holds exactly what I have been saying: a lawyer appointed by a judge as an ad litem cannot and should not bill for work done by other attorneys (except in unusual circumstances and then only after informing the court). Let’s see these “CPS appointment law firms” and mega-billers explain this:
Goodyear Dunlop Tires N. Am., Ltd. v. Gamez, 151 S.W.3d 574, 588 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2004, no pet.)(citations omitted)(emphasis added).
Remember what Judge David Farr told the Houston Chronicle last week:
I have rewritten my legal article that explains in detail why it is not proper for a person appointed attorney ad litem to bill for work done by other attorneys in light of the Gamez case. Click here to read my revised article.