Conservative Lawyer Sues One-Time period Rep. Madison Cawthorn Over Unpaid Authorized Invoice

The lawsuit claims that Cawthorn, the one-term Republican politician accused of collaborating within the January 6 riots, didn’t pay his “high-powered” conservative lawyer an estimated $190,000 in authorized charges.

A conservative lawyer who defended one-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn in opposition to allegations of revolt has filed a lawsuit in opposition to his former consumer, accusing the North Carolina politician of failing to pay his authorized charges.

In line with The Asheville Citizen Occasions, lawyer James R. Bopp, Jr., has requested the U.S. District Court docket for the District of Southern Indiana to compel Cawthorn to reimburse an estimated $190,000 in excellent authorized charges and bills.

“On or about January 10, 2022, [the Bopp Law Firm] started representing Mr. Cawthorn in response to a problem to Mr. Cawthorn’s {qualifications} as a candidate for the U.S. Home of Representatives,” Bopp wrote within the lawsuit.

Bopp states that, on or about January 20, he and Cawthorn mentioned and entered into an settlement encompassing the preliminary problem, the potential for appeals, and different lawsuit-related issues.

Cawthorn, who had been accused of collaborating within the January 6 riots at america Capitol, was defending in opposition to claims that his participation in a so-called “revolt” made him ineligible to function a federal congressperson.

“To this point, Mr. Cawthorn has an excellent, unpaid steadiness of $193,296.85, aside from any curiosity that’s due and aside from any charges due for work on accumulating overdue quantities, as offered beneath the phrases of the settlement,” the lawsuit states.

People milling around in front of the Capitol building, some carrying signs.
January 6, 2021 storming of america Capitol. Photograph by Tyler Merbler, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 2.0

The Citizen Occasions describes Bopp as a “high-powered” conservative lawyer who has argued instances earlier than the Supreme Court docket and spearheaded litigation difficult marketing campaign donation legal guidelines and restrictions.

In 2020, Bopp filed lawsuits in 4 states difficult Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump.

After the January 6 unrest exterior the Capitol, Cawthorn—together with a number of different Republican members of Congress—confronted authorized challenges from different politicians, who claimed that they have been unable to sit down for workplace after collaborating in a resurrection in opposition to the federal authorities.

Whereas a U.S. District Court docket choose finally dominated in Cawthorn’s favor, the West North Carolina Republican in the end misplaced his re-election bid within the Might 17 state major.

The Citizen Occasions experiences that, no matter the result of Bopp’s lawsuit, Cawthron faces an unsure authorized future: the one-term consultant was just lately issued a ticket for extreme dashing, and is going through misdemeanor expenses for trying to move a loaded handgun via safety at Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport.

Cawthorn was additionally just lately fined about $15,000 by the Home Ethics Committee for improperly selling a cryptocurrency that he owned and had invested in.