Holland & Knight Accused of Fraudulent Billing

Law360, New York (August 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An attorney who quit the law firm Holland & Knight recently over allegations that the law firm was practicing “bill padding” in a copyright lawsuit has returned the shady law firm practice to the spotlight in the legal world.

Matthew Farmer, a junior partner in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, quit the firm based on his belief that the firm overcharged his client, Pinnacle Corp., by lying about the amount of hours attorneys at the firm spent on the case, the Wall Street Journal reported....
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