Girardi Co-Attys Say 'Diabolical' Scheme Cost Them Millions

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 4:47 PM EST) -- In early December, California personal injury lawyer Philip R. Sheldon got a call from his former business partner Thomas V. Girardi, the legendary plaintiffs attorney whose world was falling apart as accusations that he'd stolen client funds bore down on him.

Lawyer Thomas Girardi speaks at a 2014 news conference. Besides facing claims from clients, Girardi has been repeatedly accused of failing to pay fellow lawyers and legal service providers over the years. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

Girardi, who'd been promising to pay Sheldon nearly $1 million he'd owed him in co-counsel fees since 2016, didn't sound all there.

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