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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 10, 2018
Montgomery County lawyer Robert Hamm Moyer today received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. Moyer was found to have engaged in a pattern of collecting partial fees from clients in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings and requiring the clients to make installment payments on the remainder of his fees after bankruptcy petitions had been filed. He failed to advise his clients that they had no legal obligation to pay the remainder of his fees after their bankruptcy petitions were filed. In certain cases, when clients failed to comply with their installment payments, he filed civil actions against them after their debts were discharged in bankruptcy in violation of federal law. Additionally, in his collections actions, Moyer requested a one-third attorney fee above and beyond the amount alleged to be owed while acting in a pro se capacity.