Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, the law firm at the center of the controversy raised over a new Philadelphia family courthouse, appears to have been paid both for a partner to work as the 1st Judicial District’s tenant representative on the project and for other Obermayer Rebmann lawyers and staff to perform legal work that was ultimately billed to the court by the proposed developer of the project.

The firm was paid at least $1.27 million from the court’s family court fund, according to financial records kept by the 1st Judicial District.