by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Local attorney David Lujan has filed a civil suit in the Superior Court against his former legal counsel, the law firm of Calvo & Clark. Lujan alleges the law firm overbilled him for legal representation in civil suits filed against him in Guam and California.
Calvo & Clark issued a statement responding to the allegations in the lawsuit. Attorney William Hebert from the firm's San Francisco office says the suit is "without merit", and a transparent attempt to deflect attention from the lawsuit the firm filed against Lujan in California back in April for failing to pay his legal bills. The firm was successful in getting Lujan's lawsuit dismissed in California.
Calvo & Clark partner in the firm's Guam office, Eduardo Calvo said, "It's disappointing to us that David, who as an experienced trial lawyer, knows how difficult the challenge was and how much we were able to accomplish on his behalf, would fail to pay his bill. David was closely involved in the case at all times and received regular monthly bills that reflected the work we were doing on the case."