UpRight Law Ordered To Reimburse Costs And Pay A Fine For Bankruptcy Works

Deighan Law LLC must return fees it charged for 87 Alabama consumer bankruptcy cases and pay a $500,000 fine, after a bankruptcy judge rules the firm’s lawyers acted incompetence and had engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.

The firm, also known as UpRight Law LLC, offered online bankruptcy services. Lawyers and non-lawyers in Chicago have provided advice and prepared bankruptcy filing documents for clients across the country. A “partner” attorney licensed in the client’s state would then sign the court documents.

“Upright’s business model has fostered an environment of confusion, incompetence and apathy that has resulted…