Alleging he was not paid for preparing an appeal, Beaumont attorney Daniel Clayton has filed suit against Eddie Schroeder, also a Beaumont attorney, along with Khai Tran and Hai Hoang.

The suit was filed Dec. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Clayton prepared and filed an appellate brief on behalf of Tran and Hoang, who are defendants in separate litigation. The appeal was brought at the urging and request of Schroeder.

Schroeder, who promised to pay Clayton, then abandoned the appeal, the suit claims.

Clayton asserts he is entitled to recover $11,446.28 in attorney’s fees.

“Plaintiff provided valuable services and materials to defendants picking up and completing an abandoned appeal,” the suit states. “Plaintiff invoiced the defendants for these services which defendants have not protested.”

Clayton is representing himself.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B193-781

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