Escambia Attorney Suspended For Frivolous Filings To Charge Higher Fees

May 4, 2021

The Florida Supreme Court has temporarily suspended an Escambia County attorney for frivolous filings to charge higher fees.

Jeremiah J. Talbott was suspended for 60 days and ordered to attend the Florida Bar’s Professionalism Workshop and Ethics School.

Talbott was hired to represent a client in a federal case under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In an order denying Talbott’s motion for attorney fees from the opposing party, the federal court found that Talbott pursued the litigation in bad faith and engaged in frivolous filings during the proceedings to obtain higher attorney fees, according to the Florida Bar.

Talbott was charged with conducting frivolous litigation, failing to expedite litigation, filing exaggerated billing sheets with the court, as well as extensive and unnecessary discovery to increase attorney fees when there was no dispute of damages between the parties.

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23 Responses to “Escambia Attorney Suspended For Frivolous Filings To Charge Higher Fees”

  1. Frederick L. Berkemer on May 16th, 2021 3:45 pm

    Unfortunately there are some attorneys out there who aren’t very honest. We’re not all crooks. It can be hard to not lump us all into the same category of “CROOK”, but remember the old saying “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch”. No one wants to be assumed to be a crook just because they are in the same profession as some people who are crooks. There are dishonest people in ALL professions if you look deep enough. Assume positive intent until given reason not to do so.www.BerkemerLaw.com

  2. Paralegal on May 7th, 2021 10:36 pm

    Before hiring an Attorney try to handle the matter yourself, if you don’t have time look into working with a Florida Legal Document Preparer or a Pro se organization, if your issue requires Legal Counsel they will tell you up front with little to no costs/fees. Why hand over thousands of dollars in fees and hundreds of dollars in costs just to be disappointed or dissatisfied? We all know the attorneys do 5%, 20% at best, of the work anyways.

  3. BT on May 5th, 2021 6:59 pm

    Yes, the justice system is broken. What happens these days is anything but just.

    I wish judges and attorneys were held accountable for their actions.

  4. Cilla on May 5th, 2021 4:53 pm

    He was my attorney and didn’t do anything about my case…i kept contacting all the numerous paralegals that kept changing like i change clothes all for JJ to call me after 2yrs had passed to tell me my statute of limitations had run out…i asked how is this when your my lawyer and you have paralegals working for you how was i suppose to know….he said he would call me back…im still waiting.

  5. William L on May 5th, 2021 2:19 pm

    I’m willing to bet that the majority of attorneys are doing the exact same thing, there needs to be more accountability.

  6. Beach Boy on May 5th, 2021 8:20 am

    Part of the problem with Doctors and Attorneys…..they NOW advertise on television which drives the cost of service to patients and victims in which they pay for the ads and the services rendered. Saw 5 attorney ads in a row one night while eating supper. Shouldn’t be that way!!!!

  7. Don Neese on May 4th, 2021 9:38 pm

    And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

  8. Daniel Hoosier on May 4th, 2021 9:18 pm

    I Had A Pensacola Attorney Get More Money In A Settlement Than Me. My Case Was Worth $100,000.00, But Attorney Sold Me Out For $40,000. Even After Waiting Three Years. They Received Around $19,000.00 And I Received $15,896. The Rest Went To Pay Back Doctors.

    They All Are Crooks!

  9. Wise years on May 4th, 2021 9:12 pm

    Attorneys have earned their bad reputation.

  10. About time on May 4th, 2021 8:51 pm

    About time someone takes notice of certain behavior by certain attorneys. There is one around the Krispy Kreme area that needs to be looked into for ethics. Them reviews are starting to show the true colors.

  11. Cn on May 4th, 2021 8:32 pm

    If they ck further in to his practices they probably will have a lot more to uncover than they realize…

  12. Bumpenjack on May 4th, 2021 8:22 pm

    Victim of Attys- you should have filed a Bar complaint on that atty.

  13. Niknak50 on May 4th, 2021 5:17 pm

    Every time i see buzzards in the road, feeding on the dead, I think if attorneys. I just can’t help it.

  14. Victim too on May 4th, 2021 4:53 pm

    A certain attorney on Palafox rings a bell too…

  15. JTV on May 4th, 2021 1:57 pm

    Should have been Disbarred.

  16. Michelle on May 4th, 2021 12:16 pm

    Their all crooks !

  17. DK on May 4th, 2021 10:37 am

    Karma?

  18. Marshall on May 4th, 2021 10:30 am

    Good ole JJ…finally got it turning around on him. It is definitely deserved. Surprised he hasn’t been caught before.

  19. Victim of attorneys on May 4th, 2021 9:38 am

    I was overcharged tremendously by a few divorce attorneys in Pensacola. They charged me over $40,000 to get a divorce, and in the end, I didn’t get anything but 50/50 custody of my kids, the same I would have gotten had I not had an attorney. I didn’t get any assets as most were lost in a flood, but these scum bags continued charging me, a single mom of 4 kids who lost nearly everything in a flood. They refused to represent me unless I kept giving them more money ahead of time, and when I didn’t have anymore money to give, one of them dropped me due to “irreconcilable differences” and the judge let them get off the case, even after taking so much money. An attorney I know said for $40,000, I should have gotten everything. There is no recourse for these attorneys to just take and take and show nothing for the “service” they give, other than just filing things or writing letters of nonsense just to “justify” their exorbitant fees. I asked an attorney once to sue the attorneys for acting in bad faith, and they told me that attorneys generally don’t sue other attorneys, so I wasted over $40,000 for nothing, and still paying to this day many years after the fact. I had to use credit cards to fund them. It’s a horrible racket, and I wish reform would be done for divorce attorneys because they are the worst and get no punishment for their wrongdoing. All I can hope for is that God will be their judge.

  20. BillN on May 4th, 2021 9:31 am

    Ambulance chaser gotta ambulance chase.

  21. worker bee on May 4th, 2021 9:22 am

    Why is the phone book Attorney section bigger than Air Conditioning, Automobile, Plumbing?

  22. Backtoethics on May 4th, 2021 7:05 am

    These things with the so called attorneys in Pensacola fl have become out of control and it’s a very large majority of them that have somehow been allowed to throw ethics out the window. I have literally been dealing with the same exact situation.

  23. just saying on May 4th, 2021 1:11 am

    He is/was on several cases with Escambia county also.





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