Correction: The updated version of this story clarifies that Robert Finnerty is not included in the fraud allegations against Tom Girardi, Girardi Keese and other defendants. He has only been named in his capacity as a former partner of Girardi Keese, “purely as a defendant to Count II, which seeks an accounting” of settlement funds.

Tom Girardi, long ranked among the most successful plaintiffs attorneys of the mass tort bar, is accused of owing tens of millions of dollars to numerous creditors who filed lawsuits against him long before a federal judge on Dec. 14 froze his assets and that of his Los Angeles law firm.