A Houston plaintiffs lawyer is facing multiple suits over his handling of a wrongful death case, the related contingency fees, and a settlement during the appeals process that allegedly reduced the plaintiff’s potential recovery by tens of millions of dollars.

Jason Gibson and his firm have been hit with a $20 million legal malpractice suit that alleges they unlawfully solicited a client, advised her to accept a “pennies on the dollar” settlement in a wrongful death suit, and shortchanged her when sharing the settlement money.

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