Lewis Law Firm in trial over clients' nonpayment

David Yates Oct. 12, 2010, 11:11am


The Lewis Law Firm is in trial this week looking to recover nearly $50,000 in legal fees from former clients.

In 2005, the Lewis Law Firm represented Beaumont residents John and Cassie Neves, owners of a used car dealership.

Court records show that after a buyer refused to make his payments on a vehicle, the couple hired the Beaumont law firm founded by attorney Clint W. Lewis.

In December 2009, the Lewis Law Firm filed suit against its past clients, alleging the Neves owed $45,767.70 in attorney's fees.

"The plaintiff is a business that rendered legal services to defendants, for which defendants have refused to pay," the suit states. "As such, defendants have breached a contract with plaintiff."

On Monday, Oct. 11, the case went to trial in Judge Bob Wortham's 58th District Court. The Neves denied they owed the firm any money in their response to the suit.

On Tuesday jurors primarily listened to testimony entailing the financial records during the time span the firm represented the couple.

The Neves are represented by China attorney Allison Heider.

The Lewis law firm is represented by Beaumont attorney John Morgan.

Case No. A185-542

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