Creditors filed involuntary bankruptcy petitions Friday against plaintiffs attorney Tom Girardi and his Los Angeles law firm, claiming more than $6.5 million in liabilities. 

The petitions stay the landslide of litigation against the firm and Girardi, which culminated Monday when a federal court issued a $2 million judgement against Girardi and an order to freeze the lawyers’ assets after Edelson PC in Chicago accused him of pocketing client funds. Andy Goodman of Goodman Law Offices in Westlake Village filed the Chapter 7 petitions in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on behalf of six creditors, including retired name partner Robert Keese; Jill O’Callahan, the widow of firm partner James O’Callahan; and John Abassian of First Legal Solution APC. 

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