Last Month, the Southeast Texas Record reported that a Jefferson County jury awarded the Lewis Law Firm $98,000 in damages, concluding the John and Cassie Neves failed to pay the firm for legal services rendered.
At the request of the firm, Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, officially entered the verdict on Monday, Nov. 1.
The Lewis Law Firm, founded by attorney Clint W. Lewis, requested the exact jury amount be entered.
The trial began Oct. 11 and ended Oct. 20.
Court records show the Lewis Law Firm represented the Beaumont couple in 2005. The Neveses, who own a used car dealership, hired the firm after a buyer refused to make payments on a vehicle.
The Lewis Law Firm filed suit against its past clients that in December, alleging the Neveses owed $45,767.70 in attorney's fees.
Jurors found the Neveses failed to honor their agreement with the firm, awarding $43,667.70 in legal services and fees rendered.
Jurors also awarded the firm $4,800 in consequential damages, $25,000 for trial preparation and additional $25,000 if the Neves decide to appeal.
The Neveses are represented by China attorney Allison Heider.
The Lewis law firm is represented by Beaumont attorney John Morgan.
Case No. A185-542