A federal bankruptcy court judge in New York has slashed the fees sought by an attorney for representing himself in an action against the IRS. The judge last May took the unusual step of allowing Paul S. Hudson to seek attorney fees for his successful pro se efforts. Shortly afterward, Hudson submitted a bill for $21,206. But in a recently completed review of Hudson's application, which the judge described as "replete with deficiencies and problems," he reduced the fee award to $6,831.
Federal Judge Slashes Fees Sought by Attorney in Pro Se Tax Victory
New York Law Journal
May 29, 2007