Too Good to be True: Consumer Counsel Warn Lawyers to Be Wary of Client E-Mail Scams

, Texas Lawyer

Houston lawyer Richard T. Howell Jr., whose firm was scammed out of $182,500 by a client who contacted and hired him through e-mail, says he is talking publicly about the situation so he can prevent other Texas lawyers from making the same mistakes. Consumer-law attorney Richard Tomlinson (pictured) cautions lawyers to be careful when doing business with oversears clients.