Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2021, 6:02 PM

Law Firm Challenges Claim That Thomas Girardi Is ‘Incompetent’

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

Thomas Girardi, the famed plaintiffs’ attorney alleged to have “embezzled” Lion Air client settlement funds, is far from incompetent, Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC says.

That assertion comes in an Edelson filing opposed to a motion seeking appointment of a guardian ad litem for Girardi’s firm, Girardi Keese, in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California.

Edelson, which served as GK’s local co-counsel for clients in the litigation over the 2018 crash of Lion Air flight JT 610, says it has an interest in yet to be paid attorneys’ fees for its role ...

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