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Jessica Cutler appears to be burning through attorneys faster than boyfriends. The former Senate staffer, who detailed her sexual escapades in a blog that became public in May 2004, is the subject of an invasion of privacy suit filed by ex-lover Robert Steinbuch. Now she’s about to be dropped by her third law firm since Steinbuch’s suit was filed, in May 2005. Cutler’s attorney, solo practitioner John Umana, moved last week to withdraw because “defendant has not paid fees to undersigned counsel.” It’s not the first time Cutler, who reportedly received a $300,000 advance for a novel based on her blog, has not paid her legal bills. According to a suit filed in D.C. Superior Court, Cutler paid her first law firm, D.C.’s Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, $35,000 but still owes them $54,271.19. Her second lawyer, William Bode of Bode & Grenier, dropped out after he was accused by Steinbuch attorney Jonathan Rosen of being one of the sexual partners described in Cutler’s blog, a charge Bode denies. Umana, it appears, just wants to be paid, adding in his motion that “should the situation change, undersigned would consider further representation of the defendant.”
T.R. Goldman can be contacted at [email protected].

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