Georgia Lawyer Censured

Georgia attorney John Michael Giglio, licensed to practice law in Tennessee, received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility for informing his client in an estate matter that he would charge a 15 percent contingency fee, but did not provide a written contract documenting the terms of the fee agreement. The client contested the reasonableness of Giglio’s $70,000 attorney fee and a probate court clerk and master found the reasonable fee to be $20,000. Giglio was ordered to refund $50,000 plus the cost of the fee proceeding. Download the BPR notice.

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