Sheriff's deputies last week raided the office of disbarred New York attorney Kenneth Heller, but came up largely empty in their search for 43 boxes of files from his biggest case, a $7.6 million wrongful-death verdict later reversed on appeal. The plaintiff's new lawyers have tried for 2 1/2 years to recover the files from Heller, who has demanded as much as $12 million in fees before turning them over. Heller was disbarred in 2004 for a pattern of improprieties predating the wrongful-death case.
Sheriff's Raid Can't Pry Client Files From Disbarred Lawyer's Grip
New York Law Journal
March 28, 2007