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UpRight Law Ordered to Repay Fees, Pay Fine for Bankruptcy Work

March 7, 2022, 10:20 PM

Deighan Law LLC must return the fees it charged for 87 consumer bankruptcy cases in Alabama and pay a $500,000 fine, after a bankruptcy judge ruled that the firm’s attorneys performed incompetently and engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.

The firm, also known as UpRight Law LLC, offered online bankruptcy services. Both lawyers and non-lawyers in Chicago provided advice and prepared bankruptcy filing papers for clients across the country. A “partner” attorney licensed in the client’s state would then sign off on the court papers.

“Upright’s business model fostered an environment of confusion, incompetence, and apathy that gave rise ...