When attorney Geoffrey Fieger was recently indicted on campaign finance charges, he became the fourth high-profile plaintiffs attorney to face federal criminal charges in the past 14 months. The pattern of charges has many well-known trial attorneys alleging that the federal government is targeting them. Mike Papantonio, a trial attorney in Florida, believes the indictments are part of "a design to dismantle the plaintiffs bar," but that's a claim the Justice Department adamantly denies.
Are Plaintiffs Attorneys Becoming Targets?
The National Law Journal
September 10, 2007